This is a lovely apartment, a little jewel box with everything you need in the most efficient layout imaginable. I imagine Japanese apartments might be like this, the bathroom, closet, kitchen, washing machine and even a tiny office are lined up on the sides of the apartment with sliding doors to access them as needed - all are small but adequate, although I was by myself, two people could stay here comfortably if they don't mind sharing a small space. And It's worth it to be so grandly and beautifully located in the middle of the Marais district, right near the Seine across from the Ile St. Louis. The best part I saved until last, the owners are the most lovely people you would ever want to meet and were helpful in every way. Final note: the lift wasn't working when I was there but they helped me carry my bags upstairs. Also it should be noted that even with double glazed windows there is some street noise from the Rue de Rivoli, but I found it not annoying.