I've been unable to find an accurate explanation of French law regarding smoking.
I last visited Paris over 10 years ago, and remember it being fairly normal to be able to smoke both in bars, and on the outside-areas of cafés.
I've been googling around lately, and I'm not surprised that smoking indoors is now banned, much like everywhere else in Europe, but I was wondering what the legality of sitting outside a café in Paris, but on their property, yet on the sidewalk/pavement/whatever.
I see a lot of references to public places, but not actually qualifying whether they're indoor public places (understandable ban), or if this includes the streets (which are public, but decidedly outdoors).
Can anyone enlighten me as to where it is legal to smoke in Paris, in general?