My flat is situated in the center of town, on the 4th floor (no elevator, sorry). I have a cat in the flat. You 'll find restaurants , bars and shops nearby. It's 5 minutes walk from the train station, and 2 minutes from the metro (Republique stop) and central bus station.
If you come for the weekend, don't miss thr food market on saturday. It's 10 min walk from the flat.