Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


This authentic café-bar has a big personality.
Ice Kube
Sip on Grey Goose in Paris's permanently frozen ice bar.
Lounge on recycled armchairs at this tiny contemporary wine bar.
For Italian pizzas and cocktails in a rustic New York loft-like setting, head here.
Chai 33
Brainchild of the Buddha Bar team, Chai33 is a wonderful contemporary wine bar.
This off-the-beaten-track bar is great for relaxing to good music.
Au Rocher de Cancale
Unhectic neighbourhood hang-out serving up 20 kinds of salads, traditional provincial dishes and cocktails.
Au P’tit Garage
A battered bar with a 50s twist and a laissez-faire attitude.
Andy Wahloo
Arabesque meets pop-art in this funky and fashionable Marais haunt.
Strangely placed in the residential 16th, Sezz is modern yet warm.
Villa Royale
Designed in OTT Rococo style, Villa Royale is the perfect love nest.
Chez Omar
Buzzing and relaxed spot to go for generous serves of North Africa's best.
Chez Marianne
Chez Marriane's Falafel is the perfect snack whilst wandering through the Marais.
Chez Mai
Eccentric little Mai will keep you entertained in her shoebox Chinese restaurant.
Chez l’Ami Jean
Enjoy superb gourmet food in an informal atmosphere at Paris' oldest Basque restaurant.
Saint Thomas d’Aquin
Decorated with elegant simplicity this hotel is definitely worth booking ahead.
Chez Julien
One of the best views and the best steak and chips in Paris.
Saint James Paris
The only château-hotel in Paris, the Saint James offers an exclusive experience.
Chez Janou
It's all about the warm sunny south at this informal bistro serving Provençal food and wines.
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.
They don't make cupboards or beds or curtains - or anything - like this anymore.
Brasserie Lipp
An authentic brasserie once frequented by the likes of Satre and Hemingway.
Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel
Classically elegant but not uptight or pretentious.
A laid back Brazilian restaurant with excellent live music from Thursday to Sunday.
Pershing Hall
Well-heeled folk love to lounge at this boutique hotel's restaurant and bar.
With a beautifully curated collection of new and classic designer's clothing, high-tech gadgets, and even a restaurant, the boutique maintains its trendy status without being snooty. 
The name in luxe lingerie and fine French lace, the brand has been perfecting its dreamy and decadent designs for five generations. 
Mandarin Oriental
Elegance, style and reliably luxurious experience...
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Institut Dior
A spa to make you melt.
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