So we looked into the idea of staying in an apartment. Some things to consider on renting an apartment to stay in...read the reviews! A few we had picked out because of the pictures, after reading the review we realized that the apartment was on top of a nightclub and was loud at all hours of the night. An apartment is going to have thin walls (and floors)...there is no getting around this in Paris, everything is old. If something happens (water is turned off, lock yourself out, etc.) you have to wait for whoever you call to drive to you to help you out. BUT, we thought that the idea of space was a higher priority for us. We went to a couple of different apartment rental agencies (again, read the reviews) and finally settled on Loving Apartments Paris. They seem to have the best communication, answering every question and sending emails promptly. They assigned a greeter whom we called when we landed in Paris so he could be waiting to show us around and give us our key. I was prepared for the apartment to be a lot smaller than the pictures showed because isn't that how it always goes? We were so pleasantly surprised when it was much larger than we thought and that we had a view of the Eiffel Tower that wasn't even shown on the apartment's website...talk about a bonus!!!
There was a courtyard on the inside of the building and a place to store children's scooters and to bring your trash down.
The kids room:
Our neighborhood was one of our favorite things about our trip:
It just blew my mind that all of these people around me live here...that this is there ordinary everyday life. Can you even imagine????