Alas it's still silver skies in Paris this weekend. I've been braving the cold & rain all week to look for apartments and the hunt continues today. I've applied for two lovely apartments in the Marais - one of which was my dream apartment! - but am still in the middle of negotiations. Dream Apartment is asking for 6 months' rent as a caution bancaire (yes, this is perfectly legal in France, and some landlords ask for even up to 1 year's rent - I shall post more on this later) and Great Back-Up Apartment requires an interview with the landlord whom I will meet on Monday. Otherwise, I'm continuing to check out more places, because in Paris, you just never know. In the meantime, here are some photos from my countless walks between Ile Saint-Louis (where I am temporarily staying) and the Marais as I head from one apartment visit to the other. The bridges know me well by now. :) Fingers crossed and spirits high!