We're in the planning/dreaming phase of a 2 week trip to Europe in June next year. We want to stay in Paris (near the river, and preferably in the Latin Quarter) for about a week. The 2nd leg of the trip is TBD, but please send me your suggestions!. We have two kids (ages 9 & 12). Looking at the Cobblestone website for apartment rentals, a 1 BR flat that sleeps 4 comes to about $4,500. That seems rather pricey, especially since 2 of us would have to sleep on a pullout couch, so I'm asking ya'll for advice. What's reasonable for a family of 4 for an apartment? I'm reading on the forum that we should be pretty cautious with renting apartments that aren't vetted by agencies such as Cobblestone.
There is a barebones, cheap hotel in the Eiffel Tower area that RS recommends in his book (Hôtel de la Eiffel). Maybe we should just go for that?