Paris is amazing, I loved it. definitely better if you speak a bit of french but not completely necessary. I cant wait to go back!
Insider Tip:If you want Eiffel Tower souvenirs, go to the Tower, talk to the pushy guys selling them (illegally i think). They will give you a great price and you can even bargain with them. Go to Sacre Cour. Beautiful views of the entire city! Local stores are amazing and some have incredible deals, stores that arent local can be a bit pricey. The aquarium by the Eiffel Tower was ok, i wasn't very impressed UNTIL I stopped at the gift shop/ cafe and sat by the viewing window. they were feeding the sharks! great!