trying to find a rental apartment in paris is a pain in the butt! there’s no shortage of places or agencies trying to rent them. i found that agencies often reply with higher priced apartments, add on many fees such as insurance, agency fees, cleaning fees etc. after weeks of looking, waiting for replies and the back and forth of questions, i was giving up on the budget we’d set until i discovered a site where owners put up private listings vrbo.com, this site has a broad selection of accommodation and prices and no fees! we found what looks like a great place at the right price in montparnasse; we hope it is as comfortable as it looks. the neighbourhood has everything we’ll need for shopping, eating out and getting to know some french people. the apartment is one block from a metro stop and a few more to montparnasse station. we’re looking forward to putting our feet up for while and settling down in gay paris. check out our home away from home.