I'd really appreciate help from someone familiar with these two areas.
We are deciding between two lovely apartments - One On Rue Broca which is right at the south terminus of Rue Mouffetard and the other on Rue Charlemagne which also has an entrance from Rue St. Antoine. Both have bedrooms on courtyards, so noise should not be an issue. Since we are traveling with the kids, we are especially mindful of picking a safe but interesting area. The closest metro to Broca would be Censier-Daubenton. Is that one pretty safe?
The other hitch is that the apt. on Charlemagne has only 5 reviews and the most recent is from April 2011. That seems odd to me.... The other apartment has over 30 reviews, many of which are recent. Not sure how much weight to give the whole review thing...
Any insights would be wonderful.