It has been several weeks since my last post. Three days in Paris has become five and a half. Right now we're trying to choose between apartments located on the Île St-Louis and in the Montmartre.
Both have their pros and cons. The Île St-Louis is very centrally located to major sights, beautifully set in the middle of the Seine and home to the acclaimed Berthillon. The possibility of an easy stroll to the Marais, Île de la Cité or the Quatier Latin is a major plus. However, the Île seems like it might be too austere and stiff.
Montmartre, on the other hand, appears much more lively and diverse in photographs (not to mention that it is more affordable.) The major turn-off with the Montmartre is that it is not central, with no major sights located within easy walking distance (besides Montmartre and the Sacré Cœur itself, of course.)
Would anyone with experience with staying in or visiting these districts like to give their advice?