I visited friends in Paris in october 2010, and worked at Monmartre Vine Festival and Parade and at 10/10/10 concert in front of Hotel De Ville (Paris City Hall). They give away free vine at the Monmartre Parade - but no beads...And no fleur-de-lis in Paris, I guess because they do not like royalty that much after the Revolution... It is a spectacular city, and people are quite freindly! You just have to wear all black - unless you are clowning around! - adults in Paris never wear any bright colors! So it was really easy for me to stand out of the crowd!
Here are some pictures.