Nelson is a very young man and comes from Hong Kong (and has studied in Los Angeles) where everything is new and shining and practical and modern, and is not used to the Old World values and charms, a place where he had never been before. But either you get one thing or the other. You cannot have both. 1). It is not a walk to get to the 4th floor because there is an elevator. There is a corridor on the fourth floor because there is no corridor on the first floor, but there has to be a corridor somewhere where there is a building with apartments. 2) Indeed, there is no escaping being careful when there is nice old furniture around. ·3) Yes, electricity is metered and you have to pay for it. But you do not pay for anything else. 4) You do not have to open windows when you shower. I have no idea where Nelson got that from. And indeed, Nelson is right in one thing. It is an old apartment. Most apartments in Paris are old. That is part of their charm. What matters here is that despite being old, and having the graces that come with it, it has all the modern conveniences you need for a very pleasant and fully comfortable stay, in an atmosphere of elegance and distinction, and also of beauty.