Hi there, I've been doing as much research as I can in trying to plan an upcoming trip to Paris (last week of April through first week of May). I'll be traveling with our 14month old alone and after a few days my spouse will meet us in Paris. At the moment, I've reserved a hotel room at Sebastopol but would really prefer to find an apartment in the 1st arrondissement.
I've come across a few agencies with less than stellar reviews such as Paris Attitudes, Local Nomads, Parisstay, and Escalea here on TA. In fact I nearly booked an apartment on Honore through MyParisVisit until I checked TA and read about bedbugs in the unit.
1) Is it safe to say that airbnb is a good agency?Or more specifically if anyone can recommend an exact apartment that would be great! (looking to stay around or under $400/US/night)
2) Is the 1st arr a good area to stay, I chose it as it seems to be close to all of the major attractions and most importantly shopping and we could easily walk everywhere.
3) I've read everyone say you can't just call a taxi, as I'll be traveling from CDG via taxi to wherever we end up alone with our 14 month old, how do I get a taxi with a car seat?
I'll still be combing through the forum, using the search tool to find more resources and answers but would really appreciate any quick advice, tips, recommendations anyone can readily recommend.