What can one possibly say in reply? You died and went to heaven, girl. I lived in the Marais for two years,, right behind la Place des Vosges, before the area was gentrified. No view, abysmal kitchen. I walked my baby in the Place, dreaming of what it would be like to live in one of the grands apartments there. I still fell in love with Paris. As my Irish MIL would say, "you must sh** horshoes, darlin'."
What beautiful memories you must have! It would have been exciting to see the Marais as it truly was instead of the Williamsburg transplant it is now :) Did you live at Chemin Vert? Of course, the Place des Vosges is still a perfect dream!