I'm interested to know how other people look to find apartments available to rent in paris. Having live on/off in Paris since 2006, I've had may fair share of frustrating searches. however, I have never been left without a roof over my head. Typically ive used expat magazines like Fusac, forums and small blogs like http://expatfrance.wordpress.com (ive never used this one, just searched for an example).
Im coming to the point where I want to downsize, and would be interested to see if im missing any forums, blogs and sourcings for finding accomodation, I learnt a long time ago that www.pap.fr is a tough old site.
The only restriction i stand by is - no agencies
Looking forward to your feedback