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Croissants and hand gel as Paris cafes reawaken

Updated : 2020-06-04 13:51:50

Parisians who have been cooped up for months with take-out food and coffee will be able to savour their steaks tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more, albeit in smaller numbers.

People enjoy lunch on a terrace of the restaurant Chez Francis, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
People enjoy lunch on a terrace of the restaurant Chez Francis, in Paris.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Pierre-Antoine Boureau handles a tape measure as he prepares the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Pierre-Antoine Boureau handles a tape measure as he prepares the terrace of a restaurant in order to respect social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A cafe employee carries chairs as he sets up a terrace. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A cafe employee carries chairs as he sets up a terrace. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A waitress carries menus and hand sanitizer at a seafood restaurant in Marseille, southern France. The French way of life resumed on Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
A waitress carries menus and hand sanitizer at a seafood restaurant in Marseille, southern France. The French way of life resumed on Tuesday with most virus-related restrictions easing as the country prepares for the summer holiday season amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Women sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Women sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A waitress wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus carries out a plate of fish to serve at a seafood restaurant in Marseille. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
A waitress wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus carries out a plate of fish to serve at a seafood restaurant in Marseille. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris. Paris City Hall authorized the reopening of outside seating areas but indoor tables remain closed to customers until at least June 22. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris. Paris City Hall authorized the reopening of outside seating areas but indoor tables remain closed to customers until at least June 22. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People sit on the terrace of a cafe in Paris (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People drink cocktails on a terrace in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
People drink cocktails on a terrace in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
 Local Parisians are savouring their cafe au lait and croissants at the Left Bank's famed Cafe de Flore, or on the cobbled streets of the ancient Le Marais for the first time in almost three months. As virus confinement measures were relaxed Tuesday, cafes around France were allowed to reopen. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
 Local Parisians are savouring their cafe au lait and croissants at the Left Bank's famed Cafe de Flore, or on the cobbled streets of the ancient Le Marais for the first time in almost three months. As virus confinement measures were relaxed Tuesday, cafes around France were allowed to reopen. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A bartender brings drinks to customers at a cafe in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
A bartender brings drinks to customers at a cafe in Saint Jean de Luz, southwestern France. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)
People enjoy lunch on a terrace of the restaurant Chez Francis, in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
People enjoy lunch on a terrace of the restaurant Chez Francis, in Paris. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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