Butte aux Cailles is not a touristy neighborhood, which is part of its charm. But, that means that our limited French is more of a handicap than it might be in another neighborhood.
Like apartments in most big cities, ours is small (33 square meters). Nevertheless, we find it much more comfortable to stay in an apartment than in a hotel, and the price is roughly equivalent. Here's a photo of our cabine (relatively large - and with a small window!) and the kitchen.
Yesterday (our first full day here) we had lunch at Chez Nathalie, a small restaurant specializing in seafood. I had a shrimp dish and Bill had sea bass.