The Bastille Neighborhood is one of the best in Paris. Not Too Touristy like some areas of the Marais, still plenty of locals, and some great shops and restaurants. I most often stay in this area in Paris. Full of history from the French Revolution, and has a slightly more unpolished feel. Open-air markets, small boutiques, local restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Forget the Champs Elysees, this is the real Paris !