My wife and I were originally planning a trip to Paris and London during this past September. Unfortunately that didn't work out, so now we're thinking May. How are those cities that time of year? We've never been to Europe, so we really don't know much about what to expect in terms of accomodations while we're there. We're thinking a 9 day trip, 6 or 7 in Paris, 2 or 3 in London. The Dorchester in London seems nice and not horrificly expensive. The brief research I've done pointed to the Plaza Athenee, George V, or Hotel Le Meurice as the places to stay in Paris, but looking at the prices now, they're all >1000 euros. Are prices likely to change between now and then (for the better) or should I find another hotel? Do you have any recommendations for nice and reasonable places to stay in Paris? I'm also interested in hearing your recommendations for dining in London and Paris, particularly for at least one high end restaurant in Paris. Thanks, h_s.