Living like a local in Paris has its challenges but they are well worth the reward.
I stayed in a Parisian apartment located in the Marais during July. It was busy throughout the city but having my own retreat away from the tourist crowds allowed me to discover a different side of Paris.
I am a firm believer that to get to know the culture you should explore the city’s markets and Paris has plenty of those. But don’t forget to treat yourself because you are, after all, on vacation.