(ex: Florence, Positano)
A: I stayed at Rue de Verneil in April 2002. It is walking distance to a metro stop, perhaps 5 minutes away. To get out of Paris, you would need to go from there to one of the train stations, which would also be easy. However, on a previous trip to Paris, my sister and I wanted to go to the Champagne region of Rheims. While we had no problem getting to the general vicinity on the train from Paris, once we got there it was clear that we couldn't get to more than one winery, Tattinger, without a car. So, it depends on what it is that you want to do. If there is a train stop in the town that you wish to see, and you will just be walking around the town, then you are ok without a car. But if you want to see more of the countryside and easily move from town to town, then you will likely prefer having a car. However, you may want to consider taking the train to an outlying area of Paris and then renting the car, unless you are very comfortable driving in European cities. Hope that helps, and we really liked the apartment that you are considering. It's nicely furnished, quiet, good location as well. I did have to clean some sediment out of the master bathroom showerhead in order to maximize the water pressure, but I expect that kind of thing when I rent an apartment.
A: Getting around is very easy and it would not be necessary or advisable to rent a car. The metro stop is very close and trains are available to all the major attractions. If you wanted to go to small villages in the wine country, you might consider renting for a day or however long you would want to stay there.
The Rue de Verneiuil is wonderful. We wish you a very pleasant trip!!