How good can it get? Brilliantly central for all of Paris – buses galore, six metros, bike rental at the door, train to Versailles five minutes away – this generous flat has quiet space and contemporary style. You leave the busy street for a long, smart porch that ends in greenery. Take the lift to your flat and breathe the peace. The high, arched living-room window looks out over a pretty garden, throwing light onto two chocolate-brown sofas – one leather, the other a high-quality designer sofa bed – fire-red cushions and curtains, stylish see-through dining table and chairs. Through a thick curtain, the bedroom also overlooks the garden, its new, super-comfortable bed adaptable from one large double to two singles. Thick biscuit-coloured carpeting softens your step throughout, there are cupboards everywhere, the full fitted kitchen comes with generous basics and the grey-and-pink bathroom is wheelchair accessible. A highly restful place to come back to after a day working, walking or doing some serious sight-seeing. And Rosemary, dynamic and knowledgeable, is just two floors up.