Thank you Guillaume
What are the prices of film like in Paris in comparison with the US?
I will try to develop my own negs whilst in Paris since I am planning other trips to more distant spots. So, my trip to paris is going to be a learning experience. In addition to a digital SLR and a rolleiflex TLR, I am using a handheld 4x5 press camera, which is how I plan to get by without a tripod, which I have decided is too bulky to carry around anyway even if the Paris police were to disregard it. (I was however considering taking a self-standing monopod in place of a tripod -- will have to go to my local camera store to feel one out)