It has everything we need and the "quartier" also has everything we need. One of the first things we needed was lunch, so after unpacking we went to a little restaurant where we had eaten once before called Le Petit Fer a Cheval where I had to order one of my favorite meals in France. Yes, an Omelette jambon. There is nothing like a French omelet.
We took advantage of the nice weather to walk over to one of the beautiful spots in the Marais, the Place des Vosges. It is a large square with fountains and walkways that is surrounded by apartments where royalty once lived. Now there are many eclectic galleries and restaurants in those buildings. It really is pleasant sitting in the park and watching families come and go and kids playing in the sand boxes. Or course, it is a little more comfortable when the weather is warmer, but it didn't stop a lot of people from coming out to enjoy the scenery.
We capped off the day by stopping at a nearby cafe for a little refreshment. We found one that was in the warmth of the sun, so we relaxed and enjoyed a a glass of wine and a nice hot-chocolate. Such a deal for $17.
After our break, we did a little shopping at one of the many mini-markets in the area. They are not really small, but they are mini compared to the gigantic super markets in the states. But, we found everything we needed for our first home cooked meal in the apartment. One thing we love is turkey scallops in creme fraiche with mushrooms. Judy cut up the turkey cutlets and cooked them with the mushrooms then made a "gravy" with the creme fraiche. We also had some frozen frites from Picard that came out of the oven and really hit the spot. It was great sopping up the creme fraiche with the fries.