Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
Thé-Troc
This hippy-trippy store is a sanctuary for comic book fans.
The Fish Club
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Saint James Paris
The only château-hotel in Paris, the Saint James offers an exclusive experience.
Roger Vivier
Shoes fit for a Queen. Literally.
Ritz Paris
There's no better feeling than to pull up outside the Ritz on Place Vendôme.
Relais Christine
A welcoming hotel reached through a 13th century archway and historic courtyard.
Rech Paris
Those seeking fresh seafood and innovative preparations should snap up a table at Rech. The kitchen opened in1925 and is now led by two Alain Ducasse disciples, Jacques Maximin and the young Adrien Trouilloud.
Raphael
They don't make cupboards or beds or curtains - or anything - like this anymore.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
Poilâne
Visit the original bakery that started the international phenomenon.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
Piscine Pontoise Quartier Latin
A gem of Art Deco design neat the Sorbonne, with mosaics, columns and original brass fittings.
Piscine George Vallerey
Built in 1924 for Olympics, this big pool has a retractable roof, sunbeds, a bar area and children's pool.
Pavillon Des Lettres
A novel urban retreat in the heart of Paris's most decadent shopping, proving brains and beauty can go hand-in-hand.
Parks
Craving some greenery and a little serenity? Head to one of Paris's parks.
Opéra Garnier
From the underground lake to the ceiling painted by Chagall, the Opéra Garnier is a sight to behold. And that's before the performance even begins.
Musée Rodin
This 18th century mansion presents Rodin's major works while also playing host to temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Musée National Gustave-Moreau
Eccentric for all eternity, you really should pay a visit to the house-turned-museum of Gustave Moreau.
Moynat
Founded in 1849 and famous for its classic travel cases, trademark trunks, handbags, briefcases and wallets. Moynat manufactures car trunks and hatboxes with personalised lettering available as an add-on option.
Minuit Moins 7
This Parisian cobbler is a master of the trade. Artisans use ancient techniques and only the finest of materials to repair even the most worn-down and lived-in shoes.
Maxim’s
Most will recognise this Parisian heritage brand but only a select few are able to grace its after hours events.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Marché Saint Pierre
This shopping district is where couturiers and amateur craftsmen alike go for the finest in local and imported silk, duchesse satin and tulle. The display of colour and texture is well worth a wander for passers-by.
Marché des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Marché aux Puces Saint-Ouen
From 'junk' to 'merchandise', this market will provide.
Louvre
The Louvre needs no introduction but a trip could benefit from a few helpful tips.
Les Deux Abeilles
This charming Parisian boite brings a bit of old-school kitsch to the standard café experience. As for the food, everything is made in-house, from tomato tarts to the trays of madeleines.
Les Bains du Marais
Located just off Rue du Francs Bourgeois, one of the Marais' best shopping streets, dive into the elegant Bains des Marais for a restorative sauna steam and massage.
Le Train Bleu
The gold Rococo brilliance and painted frescos make this no ordinary railway buffet.
Le Taxi Jaune
Cool and retro bistro in the up and coming northern Marais.
Le Severo
With its incredible streaks, hot and crispy French fries and flawless wine list, it's not hard to see why many have named Le Severo the best steakhouse in Paris.
Le Rubis
Quirky Le Rubis is ideal for early evening drinks‰Û_.
Le Petit Fer à Cheval
A wonderful microscopic wine bar-brasserie.
Le Matignon
Surrealist designs meet typical Parisian opulence at this restaurant-lounge-bar for the rich and their model escorts.
Le Grand Véfour
An elegant, opulent restaurant looking out onto the gardens of the Palais Royal, Le Grand Véfour offers haute cuisine in historic surrounds.
Le Grand Rex
60 years on and Paris's biggest picture house is still as grand as the name implies.
Le Café
Unpretentious but trendy spot close to the Louvre great for light salads tartines and croques monsieurs.

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