Our apartment wasn’t going to be ready when we first arrived in Paris so we had to find somewhere else to live in the meantime. We chose an airbnb in the 17th arrondisement near to our permanent Paris apartment.
We love our temporary home. It is tiny but charming. It is less than 400 square feet with two rooms. To get to the apartment requires going up two flights of a very small very old spiral staircase.
Did I say old? I don’t know how old the building is but it is old, very, very old. It is a small stand-alone building in the middle of a courtyard surrounded by larger and newer (that is 19th century) buildings. To get to our building, you pass through a gate and garden.