It is better to choose your temporary housing in Paris in advance. If you do not want to look for and book an apartment yourself , you can rely on the professional real estate agency « Paris Attitude» (http://www.parisattitude.com/).
If you are very independent and you speak fluently either French or English, then the site www.airbnb.ru is for you.
Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Each listing is accompanied with photos and descriptions. Airbnb is multilingual, but English or French may still be required in order to communicate with a host, but only if you need to ask for any special services as late check-in, for instance.
You will need to pay the whole amount beforehand in order to book the apartment you like, then the host will accept your reservation, but the money does not go at the expense of the landlord until you successfully move into the apartment.
Whichever method you chose, remember that your apartment must not be far from the clinic. The city of Paris is divided into twenty ‘arrondissements municipaux’ – administrative districts.
So, if you chose La Muette clinic, which is located near the Eiffel Tower, you will need to look for an apartment in the 16th or 8th districts. The 16th arrondissement is France’s fourth richest district, following the 8th, 7th and 6th arrondissements. There are 90 different embassies. It is very quiet and green bourgeois neighborhood. It has wide avenues, 19th century buildings, museums and a lot of parks.
Saint Isabel Clinic is located in the suburbs of Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine. But frankly speaking, you do not even notice that you leave Paris, because it is closely connected to the capital. It is a “getto” for rich people, a calm and peaceful arrondissement, due to the large number of law enforcement officers and white collars perhaps.
Jeanne d’Arc Clinic is located in the 13th district of Paris. There is a lot of space and air especially in the area of the National Library of France. Curious mix of eras and styles creates a pleasant feeling of traveling back and forth in time. The Asian Quarter (the Parisian Chinatown) is located nearby; you can buy real Chinese tea or any exotic fruits there. The Rue de Tolbiac, one of the longest in Paris, is filled with manifold wonderful shops, including French ‘fromagerie’ with cheeses from all over France.
Have a look at the tiny green fairy area called Villa Daviel or “Artistic town” – the place where painted Gauguin and Modigliani. But if you do not like sightseeing, there are many public gardens and beautiful parks too.