Several months back, I booked a perfect apartment for later in the year and paid a 50% deposit. The owner has been in contact several times and there are plenty of great reviews, plus I've been in contact with another TAer who has stayed in the same apartment and recommended friends stay there - all who've had no problems whatsoever. That is not the issue - the issue is, that since booking, I've discovered about the illegality of short-term rentals in Paris and I want to do the right thing - the problem is also compounded by the fact that our stay is more than ten nights, with 2 adults, 2 children making hotel prices simply impossible and Apart'hotels only feasible if we stay waaaay out of the city centre - and with a 9-year old prone to the "are we there yet?" vibe this will be an issue. What should I do? I really don't have the budget to do luxury, but I also need two rooms, we can't all cram into one room for 10+ nights - it's an anniversary trip so privacy is an important factor too.... arggghhh - Help!!