Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Paris

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. 
Villa Royale
Designed in OTT Rococo style, Villa Royale is the perfect love nest.
Villa d’Estrées
A little bolthole with large beds and bathrooms tiled in black slate.
The Fish Club
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.
Semilla
A creative, modern restaurant serving dishes that hold vegetables in just as high esteem as meat, Semilla is not your typical Parisian restaurant.
Saint-Grégoire
You'll feel you've been invited into the private home of the eccentric owner.
Roller Location Nomade
Paris loves to rollerblade, who knew!
Robert et Louise
Feel at home with an open fire and quintessentially French dishes.
Rex
Rex hosts international DJs and has a sound system worthy of their status.
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.
Renoma Café Gallery
Reasonably priced light meals and tasty cocktails attract the local fashionistas.
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.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
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.
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.
Plaza Athenée’s
Home to the world's most celebrated pastry chef. Need one say more.
Pink Paradise
Head to rue de Ponthieu for a lap dance in David Guetta's 'Pink Paradise'.
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.
Pavillon de la Reine
You couldn't get more of a scenic setting in a perfect location.
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.
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.
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.
Opéra Bastille
This innovative design has mixed receptions but the performances are world-class.
Nolinski
A glamorous hotel in the 1st arrondissement, Nolinski offers refined dining and a spa, as well as accommodations that feel like private apartments.
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.
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.
Museé d’Orsay
Beautiful location, fantastic art, and the in-house eateries are good, too. What more could you ask for?
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.
Mémorial des Martyrs
Beautiful and bleak is this morgue turned memorial.
Mathis Bar
Fifteen years old and going strong, Paris' most sought-after and secret location...
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.
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 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 des Enfants Rouges
A food market to satisfy even the most organic foodie.
Marché Bastille
A wonderful farmers market in the 11eme arrondissement.
Maison de la Photographie
Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline
A boutique hotel near the Seine, Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline embodies classic French elegance, with chic interiors and a delicious restaurant.
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.

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