Le Marais District (The Marsh), Paris, 3rd Arrondissement, directly north of Ile de la Cite where Notre Dame is located. The streets are small so you can walk down them without really encountering traffic. We stayed on Rue De Bretagne next to the Enfant Rouge outdoor market and loved it!
There are structures we cannot imagine the world without. The Tower, no matter the critical architect's savvy, French opinion on its status as eyesore, is so filled with the hopes and loves and dreams of romance throughout humanity, that the only real underlying response to her vaulted presence is gratitude and an eternal expectation that she, even if loves fade away, will always be there.