Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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.
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.
Mariage Frères
This teashop is somewhat of an institution in Paris.
Marie-Sixtine
The flagship store of Marie-Sixtine, this boutique on the Rue de Charonne offers both high-end clothes and an elegant apartment for overnight stays.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
Mémorial des Martyrs
Beautiful and bleak is this morgue turned memorial.
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.
Museé d’Orsay
Beautiful location, fantastic art, and the in-house eateries are good, too. What more could you ask for?
Musée National Picasso
This magnificant museum houses the world's most complete Picasso collection and thus attracts a huge tourist crowd for both the extraordinary collection and (in summer months) the charming garden attached.
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.
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
Opéra Bastille
This innovative design has mixed receptions but the performances are world-class.
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.
Pamela Popo
Found in the Marais, Pamela Popo is a stylish book-lined bistro offering indoor and al fresco dining, with a menu of delicious French dishes.
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.
Pavillon de la Reine
You couldn't get more of a scenic setting in a perfect location.
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.
Pink Paradise
Head to rue de Ponthieu for a lap dance in David Guetta's 'Pink Paradise'.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
PNY Marais
PNY Marais is a chic, candy-coloured outpost of PNY, offering high-quality burgers and sides alongside a great drinks menu in Paris.
Porte 12
A modern French restaurant housed within a former atelier, Porte 12 offers set dining menus for lunch and dinner in the 10th arrondissement.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
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.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
Restaurant Guy Savoy, with its views over the Seine, the Académies, and more, is a much-lauded Michelin-starred restaurant in the Monnaie.
Rex
Rex hosts international DJs and has a sound system worthy of their status.
Robert et Louise
Feel at home with an open fire and quintessentially French dishes.
Roller Location Nomade
Paris loves to rollerblade, who knew!
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
The Broken Arm
A concept store and cafe, The Broken Arm is tastefully decorated and filled with a curated selection of pieces from fashion to lifestyle.
The Fish Club
Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
Villa Royale
Designed in OTT Rococo style, Villa Royale is the perfect love nest.
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. 

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