I teach at UC Berkeley, but also spend a lot of time in Paris when not in Berkeley, for personal and professional reasons. We live in this apartment when not renting it out, and though compact, it has been a great home for our family of four, for 2 consecutive years of living in Paris, and many stays of several months. The neighborhood is perfectly Parisian: old and beautiful, with close neighbors and friendly cafés and shops, catering to the people who live here permanently, rather than tourists -- and even though we are a stone's throw from some of the most popular tourist attractions (Luxembourg, Pantheon, Catacombs; and walking distance to Notre Dame, Pompidou, Louvre, Orsay . . walks we take all the time).
Note: we have successfully rented our apartment since 2007 through other agencies but are now also posting on Airbnb. We have rented our Berkeley house this way as well.