Like many others who've done so before me, I was hoping the TripAdvisor community could share their thoughts on the best areas to stay in Paris. If you can recommend a hotel as well it would be much appreciated.
I'll be in Paris for about a week in April and I'd like to stay somewhere that's central and close to all of the major sites, without being too sterile. Ideally I'd like to be close to lots of cafes and restaurants (which I dare say would be nearly everywhere) but isn't too noisy at night. Don't mind street noise, just no loud music/drunk people stumbling out of clubs.
I realise I'm asking for a lot, but I thought the more specific I am the better responses I'll get.