Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
Allard
The perfect little bistro, full of character and quintessentially French.
Ami Paris
Preppy but sophisticated Parisian menswear in a super-cool, contemporary space...
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Au Pied de Fouet
Wonderful unpretentious French cuisine and lovely staff.
Bar 288 at Le Meurice
Bar 228 at the legendary Le Meurice is an elegant, cosy parlour that surpasses the average, nondescript hotel bar. Live jazz can be heard most evening, so if you happen to be taking a stroll around Paris at midnight, this could be just the stop fo
Barboza Bijoux Anciens
Pierre Barboza’s prime location in the 1er arrondissement means it’s the best showcase for vintage jewellery, or “bijoux anciens,” that the city has to offer.
Big Ben Bar
A very indulgent spot to wait for a train.
Brasserie Lipp
An authentic brasserie once frequented by the likes of Satre and Hemingway.
Buly 1803
Charvet
Around since 1838, this place knows how to make men's shirts.
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.
Chez Marianne
Chez Marriane's Falafel is the perfect snack whilst wandering through the Marais.
Chez Paul
Cimetière du Père-Lachaise
This is an ideal spot to catch up on Parisian history.
Cinéma du Panthéon | Salon du thé
Aside from the film programming, the venue's other highlight is the salon du thé above the theatre. One of us actually lived next door before discovering this spot—a genuine hidden hideout.
Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione
Traditional circus performances provide timeless entertainment for all ages.
Drouant
Magnificent upscale brasserie with superchef Antoine Westermann.
Franc Pinot de L’Île Saint Louis
This sophisticated jazz club is authentically smoke-filled and dimly lit
Free ‘P’ Star
A vintage store so good it might break your heart but not your bank.
Grandes Écoles
An old favourite where you can enjoy birdsong with breakfast in the courtyard.
Hôtel Chopin
The hotel’s real draw is its unmissable view over the rooftops of Paris. Set off the main stretch down Passage Jouffroy.span
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hotel Verneuil
Housed in a recently renovated 17th-century building, the boutique hotel delivers welcoming and personal service, and each room is classic, comfortable, and outfitted with high-design fixtures that belie its age.
Jardin du Luxembourg
Located in bustling St. Germain, Le Jardin de Luxembourg will certainly entertain for the day.
Kinugawa
Situated just a short stroll away from the Louvre, Kinugawa does sushi and sashimi with aplomb – its gorgeous and skilfully handled plates make for a welcome petite pause from richer Parisian delicacies.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
L’Opera
Where food and architectural design meet in a flurry of juxtapositions...
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
La Comedie Francaise
With a repertoire of around 3000 plays from the classical to the brand new it's well worth checking out La Comedie Francaise.
La Contrescarpe
With seating areas to accommodate every mood this is a popular choice across the ages.
La Grande Epicerie de Paris
La Grande Epicerie de Paris is not just a food hall, it’s a luxurious temple devoted to food found on the ground floor of Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche.
La Mascotte
Authentically old-school unpretentious dining - a Parisian classic.
La Patache
What starts modestly here can end up all over the place...
La Poule au Pot
A classic French bistro in the centre of Paris.
La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise
An old school Parisian bistro, La Tour de Montlhéry-Chez Denise has red-and-white checked tablecloths, free-flowing wine, and a menu of meaty classics.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
Le 114 Faubourg
Sleek interiors and chic diners make Le 114 Faubourg the go-to brasserie for the urban elite.
Le Baiser Sale
'Salty' or not this is one kiss you want to pucker up for.

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