Bonjour! Comment allez-vous? We have found Parisians to be fairly welcoming. All of the french we've met do appreciate that you, at least, do not assume they speak English... duh.... They also really like their dogs and it's the city's job to clean up after them - regional difference, I suppose.
We're just a few blocks away from the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris and are soon headed over for a morning service.