I've been in Paris. Before to get there, I had your same fear: French hate English (language).
Let me tell you, I can express myself in a reasonable clear French, but I had many troubles trying to get their answer.
French and Parisians were very friendly; when they got my face of "what!?!?!?" they asked me is I spoke English, and they made the effort to speak English (or even Spanish).
As already said, just be nice and, I don't know exactly why, but I also recommend to avoid tshirts of "I love LA
" or "Knicks". I got the best impression of France and its people. I only remember 1 bad French that cared nothing about my language in a train station.
Saludos )( Arcano
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