I appreciated many things about this wonderful, unusual studio: first, being greeted warmly by Maria, the owner, who led me through the details and made me feel right at home. The space - charming, in a quiet courtyard, 19th century outside and re-vitalized inside to make the most of the airy two levels. The photographs do it justice. Everything has been thought through. The design is restful. I loved and appreciated the cleanliness, the utterly comfortable bed with good linens, the fact that everything WORKED -- from excellent shower to lamps to even the ease of using the keys. The kitchen comes with all the tools and dishes one could want; it's a restful atmosphere, in a safe and very convenient neighborhood. Another plus: Montparnasse is a real neighborhood, not a touristy area, and the transportation is first rate. No need to take a taxi from CDG -- the modestly priced Les Cars of Air France drop you off at the Gare two blocks away. You can also easily walk to Saint Germain, and, a bit farther but still an easy walk, to the Jardin du Luxembourg. Easy, too, a couple of blocks away, to buy food at Monoprix, which has a whole floor of everything you could ever want. It's a small space, and just fine for one person or a couple who don't need vast space. (How would it be in hot weather? I don't know if you can open the big high 19th century windows.) Because it's in a second interior courtyard, you don't hear street noises; and the neighbors were quiet too. When it turned out that there was - loud - construction going on next door, Maria was very apologetic, and - much appreciated - offered to reduce the fee; she thought they were to have completed it before I arrived. It's an unusual experience. If you're drawn to the photographs, you should appreciate it.