Greetings All, after much research I am stumped. I will be in Paris with my small family for 5 nights in October. I've narrowed down all the things I want to do and see (Walk, eat at the cafes, see the sites (Notre Dame, Tour Eiffel, Louve, de Orsay, Montemartre, la Marais, etc))
The problem is I can decide which neighborhood to stay in. Rue Cler seems touristy. St. Germain or the Latin quarter seems ideal to just walk out and be in the thick of the shops/cafes/markets. Montmartre seems lively and different with a unique feel. The outer arrondissments seem quiet and variously crowded/commercial/safe.
I want a place that is not loud. That is 5 minutes walk max from good food shopping and cafes. That is safe. That is not touristy.
I'm not asking for a specific hotel or such just advice on specific neighborhoods or streets.
You will be a life saver!!