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The best thing about our month in Paris was our apartment. Staying in an apartment rather than a hotel:

Helped us feel like part of the neighborhood
Gave us more room (1 bedroom plus living area where our son stayed)
Gave us a kitchen to cook in
Made the trip more memorable

Whenever I visit a city, I strive to step out of the travel guide. Sure, you need to see the Eiffel Tower for your own eyes, but there’s a lot more to Paris than what Frommer or Lonely Planet will recommend.

The longer you stay, the more opportunity you have to branch out and explore your neighborhood, which is, for me, the best thing about a long-term vacation in another city. Here are my picks for off-the-beaten-path Paris.