Step straight out into the buzz and energy of the Latin Quarter’s boutiques and bars from this second-floor, 18th-century apartment – you’ll feel all Parisian. Minutes later you can be strolling along the banks of the Seine. Light floods through floor-to-ceiling windows into the large living space which combines comfortable simplicity with original features: two bright sofa-beds and pale wooden furniture, dark beamed ceilings and exposed stonework. Colourful prints and a large rug add warmth to the white walls and stripped wood floor. A sleek and spotless kitchenette slips into one wall with everything you will need for whipping up simple meals. There are more exposed beams and white walls in the old-fashioned French-feeling neat bedroom, tucked at the back away from the street bustle. The decent-size bathroom and separate loo are tiled and fine. The greatest sights in Paris are within walking distance: Notre Dame, Luxembourg gardens, the Sorbonne, the Pantheon church. Nearby Metros take you further. Save some energy for climbing the stairs to your apartment (there’s no lift) where you can sit by the windows, aperitif in hand, watching the city.