TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. As you see, opinions are mixed as it's a personal choice that has to do with personal abilities. Aren't there enough apartments around that you don't have to subject yourself to that..? European stairways are steep and narrow, and 6 flights of them when you're tired at the end of the day is probably more than any of you will be willing to tackle, and possibly more than your kiddo is capable of climbing when tired, leaving one of you to carry the youngun up 6 flights of stairs. If this is your first trip to Paris , you'll probably be out and about running around to a LOT of places every day. You walk so much all day anyway, the stairs can get to be too much.