Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Marché des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Marché Raspail
Whether you want to nibble and walk, or you're happy to browse aimlessly, spending some time at this market is a lovely way to enjoy a Sunday.
Chanel
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
Café Français
Modern French bistro from the Hotel Costes brand located in hip Bastille...
Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
Hôtel du Petit Moulin
You'll be noting design tips at this eclectic super-stylish hotel.
Hôtel Duc de Saint-Simon
Contemplate French history amongst lovingly chosen patterned wallpaper and antiques.
Hôtel de l’Abbaye
An idyllic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Hôtel des Grands Hommes
Stylishly put together, this was once home to André Breton, father of the Surrealists.
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
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Le Bal Café
The British brunch is injected with extraordinary French produce to deliver an unpretentious, fresh and, above all satisfying taste experience at Le Bal Café.
Ladurée
Enter a world of pure opulence dreamy pastries and equisite decor.
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.
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
The Fish Club
Ma Cocotte
Outfitted in a warm, living room-style décor with locally sourced furnishings and located near the famed Saint-Ouen flea market, it’s the best place in the vicinity to cuddle up with a bowl of hot chocolate and a plate of tarte tatin.
Centre de Soins BK
Founded by jewellery maven Karry Berreby, the centre provides only the most advanced beauty products and techniques, specialising in anti-aging treatments, Ayurvedic massage and reflexology.
Wanderlust
The Seine-side Wanderlust has finally brought some spark to the neglected 13th arrondissement. Since its founding, it’s quickly become the spot to drink, snack, and dance on the Austerlitz end of the river. 
Alexandra Sojfer
A paradise of parasols, parapluies and canes using antique techniques to create new products. A veritable time capsule of elegance. 
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.
Atelier Cologne
Tres chic store that offers a new take on the traditional eau de Cologne...
Roller Location Nomade
Paris loves to rollerblade, who knew!
Patricia Wells
When your French isn't up to scratch but you want to learn about French cooking, head to Saint Germain for one of Patricia Wells' courses.
Music at Chatelet
This bustling area of the Marais is a constant buzz of conversation and music. While on your shopping spree stop at this busy metro station and enjoy some truly excellent musicians.
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.
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.
Castel
Exclusive and intimate Castel is a place to see and be seen.
Black Calvados
Popular with the permatanned the Parisians and the internationals Black Calvados is both free and fun to enter.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
La Mascotte
Authentically old-school unpretentious dining - a Parisian classic.
La Maison Rouge
La Maison Rouge joins other Parisian landmarks in celebrating the contemporary art scene.
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.

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