Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

Aquamoon
Serene, spacey surrounds for a facial or hammam treatment next door to the Ritz.
Au 35 rue Jacob
Au 35 rue Jacob has a delightful simplicity in both its food and décor.
Au Pied de Fouet
Wonderful unpretentious French cuisine and lovely staff.
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.
Black Calvados
Popular with the permatanned the Parisians and the internationals Black Calvados is both free and fun to enter.
Bones
Following the gastronomic success of head chef Henry James at tapas bistro Au Passage in the 11e, local foodies gave a shout of triumph at the opening of his de
Brasserie Lipp
An authentic brasserie once frequented by the likes of Satre and Hemingway.
Buly 1803
Buvette Gastrothèque
The sister sibling of Buvette Gastrothèque, the Paris outpost of the same name offers bistro classics and innovative twists in its trendy So-Pi setting.
Café Français
Modern French bistro from the Hotel Costes brand located in hip Bastille...
Café Maure
Enjoy thé à la menthe and sticky pastries in the shade of this peaceful mosque.
Castel
Exclusive and intimate Castel is a place to see and be seen.
Chateau des Lys
Got that special someone and like to swing? Head to Chateau des Lys...
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.
Chez Mai
Eccentric little Mai will keep you entertained in her shoebox Chinese restaurant.
Chez Paul
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.
Derrière
Unconventional irreverent and downright brilliant setting you'll also get terrific bistro-style food here.
Frenchie
Gregory Marchand’s Frenchie restaurant, found in the Rue de Nil, has achieved cult status for its fine food and wonderful atmosphere – it’s easy to see why.
Frenchie Bar à Vins
Sample the much sought after food of chef Gregory Marchand – without the two-month waiting list...
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 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 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.
Hotel Eiffel Blomet
The newly renovated Hotel Eiffel Blomet pays tribute to Paris's golden age of Art Deco, though it does so with a muted tastefulness.
Hotel Particulier Montmartre
A work of art in itself this hotel is well worth a look.
Hotel Seven
Paris’s Left Bank keeps getting trendier as evidenced by this uniquely interactive design Hotel Seven.  
Huîtrerie Régis
Much like the bivalve it serves, Huîtrerie Régis is small, but perfectly formed, serving freshly-shucked oysters, with wine and bread and butter.
Kube Hotel
You may be forgiven for thinking that you're staying in a club...
L’Hôtel
Decorated with great care, the plush interior and themed rooms are breathtaking.
La Charlotte de l’Isle
This enchanting chocolate shop is a place of fairy-tales.
La Ferme Saint-Simon
A seasonal French restaurant on the Left Bank, La Ferme Saint-Simon is a sleek, moody space offering a great wine list and a menu of creative dishes.
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 Trésorerie
A stylish store in République, La Trésorerie really lives up to the meaning of its name – it’s a “treasure trove” of stylish homeware and furniture.
La Verre Volé
Off-licence and cave à manger combined.
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.

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