We left London at 3 am, a cheap flight to Paris on EasyJet sprinting us away. After taking one look at the hostel we booked we spent the rest of the day looking at hotels, realizing that anything comfortable was about twice our budget. Things looked bad, but hopefully we've found a place for the rest of the week here, and things will look up.
Paris is not as good as I remember. I'm pretty much ready to give up on France altogether after this trip. Amiens later this week, which should drive the last nail in the coffin.