i know about a flat in the city center that can be taken over without agency fee at the moment. but you have to be fast and react before the end of this week. after that it can still be rented, only via the agency.
the rent is about Protected content mandatory charges and also electricity/gas.
its about 92 square meters, all wooden or stone floor, high ceiling, small balcony for bbqs, there is a big basement and also a place to put bikes. its located in Avenue de la Liberté close to Place des Martyrs.
i have seen it and i think its a nice one especially considering the price. only reason why i did not take it is that the timing is not so good for me at the moment, moving in date is beginning of April. if you or anybody is interested, feel free to drop me a short msg for the contact details.