Paris is a great city, there’s no doubt about that. One I’d like to explore further. But it has an almost overwhelming amount of traffic.
I live in London, I’m used to traffic. Unless you live on the Northern Circular, or one of the other main arteries, it always seems distant, like a cat purring by your feet. In Paris it seems everywhere, at all times, scratching at your heels until you move. The Eiffel Tower? Giant roundabout! Arc de Triomphe? Monstrous ten lane roundabout from hell!
Make sure you don’t dawdle when crossing the road.