It is - alas - a complex response to be be given.I wonder what's the black experience Paris, heard french people didn't like foreigners.
Parisians in general who have the (weird) reputation of being unpleasant to foreigners and tourists : i suspect this myth has been spread by English-speaking people who were upset that we - at that time some decades ago - were in general not able to speak English.
It has no sense today for foreign tourists especially in Paris and the big cities. 90% of French people <50 yo have learnt English in high school ...
Besides when you visit a country, it is always a good thing to learn at least some practical words don't you think ?
When I had to leave my AA mentor during his visits for some days, he was able to manage easily with a minimum of French and locals understanding English. So any Black American can visit France and Paris without any big trouble.
Now if you are an African, it will be another story : Africans with a thick wallet will not face many racist behaviours. Ordinary Africans will more likely face more racist attitudes : less in Paris city probably where the population is cosmopolitan and leftist voting.
So I would there is no "Black experience" in France and Paris but there are different Black experienceS depending mostly on:
- where you come from ?
- your income level.
For ex. a Dr Gates affair in 2009 would be unthinkable in France and probably all the E.U.: a high level Academic living in a posh neighborhood would have never been treated like a homeless guy. French police is VERY cautious when they deal with upper classes ; they will behave like any LAPD or NYPD or Sanford PD officer in the lower class hoods.