I guess it depends on your expectations.
Paris, New York, LA, Tokyo they all have different attitudes towards foreigners working, though I find Paris the easiest city I work in.
I've stood in the middle of Boulevard Saint Germain and blocked traffic for 15 minutes and not one person honked. Trying that in LA will get you arrested or flattened.
Recently we shot in the cafe Le Montebello with a crew of 20 and all they asked was for us to have dinner. It's my favorite place in Paris and I love that restaurant and this time they had new ownership so they didn't know us and still let us work.
I have dozens of experience like this.
Yes Parisians are abrupt but like any expensive, heavily populated city, a person working in a retail shop doesn't have time to talk for 15 minutes because rent is incredibly expensive and they have to get to work.
In fact if I'm in the lobby of the Hotel going over the days shoot, we are always surrounded by dozens of hotel staff just loving the images.
I find being a photographer in Paris brings a lot of respect and professional photography in Paris, like the rest of the world has taken a big financial hit.
Other cities are good, all are different.
NY easy, LA difficult, Milan complicated with a lot of words, Hong Kong amazing (like NY on acid), Tokyo restrictive but polite, Munich efficient though somewhat restrictive, Moscow a lot of hands out for money, a lot of people with those hands are wearing guns (though I love Moscow).
Though I'm not a fine art photographer, I was asked to place an image in a gallery auction that sold at what I thought was an astonishing number.
I love Paris and it's been good to me.
Well, except the cab drivers.