Four years ago the authorities of Paris have banned smoking in public catering facilities. However, the ban did not apply to outdoor terraces of bars and restaurants. Though, it seems lovers of smoking with a cup of good coffee will have to change their habits soon.
The Association of Non-smokers Protection filed an action to the French court with a demand to widen the list of places free from nicotine. In the middle of May we will know the decision of the authorities.