Glad you like it. When I was told it was the Simpson last, I went "oh,no!" But Frederic said do not worry, shell is more flexible, you do not need to size up. And he was right. I tried the lizard skin, same size and same last, and after 5 minutes, my feet was giving me a firm "FU".
I stayed in an apartment near the Palais Royale, and it was a 2 minutes walk to Carmina. Wife is still suspicious as to choice of accommodation venue.
I'm just looking at Paris accom. What site did you get your apartment from? I have been looking at AirBnB.com.