Meeting up with friends for a brunch, dinner or just a drink in the Paris areas you not usually visit bring you to areas you only can dream of from a apartment point of view.
Saint-Michel is not a new area to me, visiting Paris in the 80s I always tried to stay around Saint-Michel but since I moved here Im not there that often. Just happened twice in soon 3 years. Shameful.
But it is an amazing area.