Our Airbnb in Paris was this lovely little studio with a loft and a terrace, right by the Châtelet-les-Halles Station in Le Marais. I chose the neighborhood because people said it was like Greenwich Village in NYC, and it was a short walk to places like Notre-Dame, the Louvre, and the Champs-Élysées. We could not be happier with where we stayed; just tons of restaurants and little shops everywhere, including a huge pedestrian area without any cars.
Our first order of business was to walk across the Pont Neuf bridge to Île de la Cité, the island where Notre-Dame and Sainte Chapelle are, to have crème brûlée at THE Frenchest cafe, @brasserielesdeuxpalais. Here, we got our first taste of indifferent French service and fantastic coffee!
Photo taken at: Café Brasserie Les Deux Palais, Paris