Getting ready to take pictures of the Kir Paris apartment for rent, I woke up early. First stop was one of my favorite pastry shops across the street to buy my standard breakfast in Paris: ‘Bonjour Madame, un pain au chocolat s’il vous plait et un pain au raisin.’
Sunny day, needed some exercise so I decided to take the stairs. From the 6th floor (7th floor American) to the ground floor, the difference in light in the stairwell was amazing. We always talk about why it’s important to buy apartments in Paris on upper floors and these pictures say it all.
By the time I reached the third floor, it was time to turn on the lights. This difference in natural light is reflected inside an apartment, since city living means apartments face other buildings which block the sunlight.
When you’re staying in a Paris apartment, look towards lower floors and observe how many apartments below turn on their lights by late morning. We prefer natural sunlight all day long, which means apartments on higher floors where you can see the sky.
I didn’t realize how important it was to me until I spent my first winter in Paris. When the sky only starts to get light at 9am and sunset begins at 3:30 pm in winter, I realized that I only wanted to live in Paris apartments on the top floors!
By the third floor, had to swtich on the stairwell lights. I posted the second floor apartment doorway, but not below because the photos are completely black.