My wife & I planned our 30th anniversary trip to Europe starting with a 4 day stay in Paris. I looked at many options on where to stay focusing on value and location. We decided on Montmartre hoping to get a feel for a "real" French neighborhood, (we were not disappointed). The apartment is very close to the Abyssess metro stop, so it is very easy to get anywhere around Paris.
Our hostess, Edith, was wonderful and had a great breakfast for us each morning. We had great conversations about food, Paris, art, family, ... Since this was our 1st trip to Paris we had some specific excursions planned, but Edith helped us with what to see and eat while we were in Montmarte.
We were not looking for the fancy hotel, but more of a taste of what life is like in the area. If that is what you are looking for then this is the place! We feel we left Paris after staying with a friend and would love to return.