CAROL MORRISON to rent this apartment
This charming apartment has an enormous view of Notre Dame from the large balcony - it seems closer than the photos would suggest. The expansive view makes the space inside feel brighter and larger. The location couldn't be better - close to a central Metro stop, and walkable to many of the popular sites in the City. After a long day of sightseeing, it was comforting to "come home" for our evening aperitif with cheese and crackers, overlooking the Cathedral, boats on the Seine, booksellers, cafes and pedestrians at the busy intersection. The late night noisy Latin Quarter street next door didn't bother us (with the windows closed), since the apartment is high enough above it (and I sleep with ear plugs!). We figured out how to make the lift work - by jiggling and holding the key just so. Everything else worked as expected. The photos capture the apartment accurately: it is well fitted out, a tiny bit worn here and there, but over all in good shape. The dryer, unlike vented dryers in the U.S., takes many hours to finally dry the clothes. The A/C worked in both the bedroom and the living area, and was helpful on a couple of hot days and nights. Otherwise we just opened the door to the balcony and let the fresh air in. It was a delightful home away from home for a week in Paris.