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Paris location and apartment help with 2-year-old

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I have the opportunity to take what, for my overplanning self, will be a last-minute trip to Paris. I would appreciate your recommendations for a location and how to go about the search process for an apartment. I have read a bunch of threads here, but the amount of information is a bit overwhelming. I know that I can trust Fodor's to help me once again with my travel planning!

We have flexible dates and are planning a 2-week trip in late April or May (hoping for fewer crowds than summer but still decent weather). Going on the trip will be my husband and I, our 2.5 year old daughter, and my very active, late-60s parents. The four adults have all been to Paris and seen the major sights, so this trip will be more about enjoying the city through my daughter's eyes and at a very slow pace.

We would like to rent a two-bedroom (three in a dream world) apartment in a central location, but preferably in a "neighborhoody" area. We will make an attempt to visit some of the major sights so don't want to be too far from those. But we will need to head back to the apartment for naps, so it would be nice to be in a neighborhood with cozy cafes, good bakeries, etc since we will spend a lot of time there. A playground would be great too. Does that sound like any location in particular to you?

Regarding finding an apartment, doing some basic searches makes me think that we are a little behind in booking since many apartments are reserved. I have sent an email to Paris Perfect inquiring about availability, but I don't know if they will have anything in our budget, even if something is available. We are hoping to spend less than 2000E per week. Any other thoughts about how to narrow down apartments? I can't believe the number of rental agencies! I am searching vrbo, but would prefer an agency.

Thanks to all for your help!

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