I leave in a bright, quiet appartement in the very close suburb of Paris (we can reach the center of Paris in 15 min by suburb, or cycle in !). The appartement is located in the famous "Renaudie" buildings in Ivry sur Seine, on the 3rd floor, looking south. There is a nice terrasse with grass and plants where you can eat and relax. The appartement has two bedrooms (one for adults with king size bed, one for a child with a mezzanine bed), a large living room with a piano. The surroundings are very "city like" with shops, restaurants, etc... and at the same time, inside the appartement you dont feel the city (no noise, open view on the sky and greens).
We have a cat, 3 years old, who's mainly looking for sleeping on your knees from time to time. The cat is used to kids and is extremely nice and cute.