Well, after a week of Paris:
1. The city is lovely.
2. The Eiffel Tower is, indeed, a massive hunk of metal.
3. The public transit makes life slightly miserable. (It was, as far as I could make out, dirtier, less easily navigable even for an experienced traveler, and crowded for reasons of lack of infrastructure rather than true crowds.)
We had a lovely little visit. But we were very, very happy to see London tonight.
Ta ta for now, France! London...here we come!