Bonjour Betsy, thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to know you had such a lovely stay in Paris in our apartment. We would like to point out that the flat is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, an area of Paris known for its bustling streets and numerous restaurants, cafés and bars. Like any flat in the heart of the city, some normal city noise is to be expected and can take a little getting used to for guests who come from cities a bit calmer than Paris. This is especially true during the summer months when you may choose to sleep with the windows open. We did not mean to deceive you with the photo which was probably taken early in the day while most of the city was still asleep. Regarding the oil, salt, etc, These are all items which we do not typically provide as everyone has different tastes and expectations regarding these items, and in the past, guests have not been pleased to find half-used salt containers and other items in the flat, so we feel it is better to leave them out. There is, of course, a grocery store very close by where you can purchase all of these items to your liking. Betsy, we hope this has not affected your overall opinion of us and we would be grateful to be given a second chance to host you again in the future. We have many flats in Paris and there is surely one which meets your criteria in terms of location, size, noise level and comfort. Please do be in touch as we would be happy to offer you a special discount on your next visit.