I can't even begin to express the joy we had staying at Françoise apartment. I have visited Paris well over 20 times, stayed in several of the five star hotels, been in a few apartments, but none of them can compare to the satisfaction I got staying here. For a little while I even fantasized it was my place and I was a Parisian.
The apartment is by far in the best location in Paris. You can walk to everything, and if it's a little bit too far an Uber does the trick. Notre Dame is but a few steps away, the Latin Quarter a few steps more. Keep going and you're at the Louvre. In fact you could walk all the way to the Arch de Triumph on a beautiful day. It would be a bit of a hike, but it's Paris, so long as it's a beautiful day why not stroll it away.
The apartment looks over the Rue St. Louis which during the day can be bustling with excitement, a great place to people watch, and at night get surprisingly quiet. If you walk to the end of the street towards Notre Dame and make a left turn you can get some of the best ice cream made in Paris.
The place is immaculate and recently updated. It's modern, Chic, and big. The kitchen is fully functional, not to mention well-designed. The master bedroom is perfect, the second bedroom a little bit tight, but if you unpack your bags and use the closets and dresser, you can hide your bags and it works very well. There's even a washer and dryer.
It is one flight of stairs up, it's a fairly wide staircase, so be prepared to carry your luggage up or have it carried, a small price to pay for such an amazing place. There is a perfect mix of personal artifacts and hotel cleanliness to make you feel you're not so much as staying in someone's home, but more of a well-designed hotel suite.
Our host, was as gracious as a host could be. She met us at check-in showed us all the inns and outs, and then left us to our own devices. She was accommodating in every way possible and very easy to reach via text messaging (my preferred means). I hope to stay in touch with her.
Honestly I can't wait to return. That apartment was easily 33% of why my trip was so great.