Having rented numerous apartments in Paris since 2007, this one is certainly the most disappointing. The general location is fine -- several meters from the Pompidou Center and Hotel de Ville. However the apartment is located directly above a boisterous restaurant, with all the attendant noise, odors and cigarette smoke. The "bedroom" floor is uncomfortably hot to walk on in bare feet, as it is directly above the restaurant stove. The only windows that can be opened without security concerns in the evening are above a narrow alleyway (charmingly called "Cul de Sac du Boeuf") running along the entire side of the apartment, where ten tables of diners and drinkers sit, the alley wall magnifying the noise in the apartment directly above. The "bedroom" and its window is about 4 meters above, and opens directly onto, this alleyway.
This alleyway also accepts all of the restaurant waste as well as the waste and refuse from approximately 40 apartments in this and adjoining buildings, which is stored in about 20 dumpsters permanently kept in the alleyway. The refuse removal commences about 6 a.m. every morning, with much attendant noise, and continues unabated until about 8:30 a.m.
As for the apartment itself, it is a feat of creative optimism to call it a two bedroom. A much more accurate description would probably be a one bedroom with a sleeping alcove. Both sleeping areas are only accessible via a funky 35mm/14 inch wide set of steps without a handrail.
The fit and finish of the apartment is very tacky, with collapsed armrests on the couch, missing door handles, burnt-out lights, damaged pottery furnishings, a lack of lighting in key areas such as above the bathroom sink, crumbling plaster near the bathtub, lack of a toilet paper holder, unconnected electric outlets, stuck toilets, nonfunctioning drain stoppers, and no soap on offer whatsoever (be sure to bring your own). The kitchen furnishings are spartan, and inadequate to cook all but the most basic meals. There is no glassware in the bathroom and one tumbler in the kitchen, although some stemware is available. The shower head is unadjustable, and promises to send its stream of water directly into your face.
We could go on and on, but the reader should get the picture. There are many, many apartment rental opportunities in Paris. Alas, if you want your stay in Paris to be a pleasant one, this is not one of them.