My wife and I just returned from a 7 night stay at Lauriane's flat. The location about a block away from the Bastille Metro station puts you anywhere you want to go in Paris or France for that matter. Plenty of local shopping and restaurants kept us well fed. Mixture of nicer cafe's and street stands. Lauriane was very flexible and worked with us and our schedule since the national strike interfered with our check-out plans. If you want to feel like a local and save some money versus hotels in Paris, this is a great place to stay. Keep in mind that bathrooms are much smaller in Europe, so the shower took some getting used to. Apartment looks out into a typical Parisian courtyard and keeps most of Paris' noise out even with the windows cracked open. Walking distance to Marais areas.