Subject: re paris apartment rental
I vote for the apartment off rue de Vaugirard. Nicer neighborhood, conveniently located on the Left Bank. It's less touristly than the area around Palais Royale, but is close to the Jardin du Luxembourg and St. Germain.

Palais Royale is in the center of town, which is noisy and congested (even in supposedly quiet August). It is, however, close to the Louvre and the Opera.

Bons voyages!

Evan in Paris