The French authority has ordered the reopening of bars, and shops as the country starts lifting restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus.
According to the official directives, from Wednesday, groups of up to six people are allowed to eat together at outdoor restaurant terraces.
The nationwide curfew is also being pushed back from 19:00 to 21:00.
Similarly, Austria has also allowed restaurants, cinemas and theatres to open for the first time in six months.
Customers with a Green Pass showing a negative test of vaccinations or recovery from an infection will now be able to take advantage of Austria’s new rules.
Austria’s government has also announced that travellers from certain countries with low rates of infections will no longer have to quarantine from Wednesday, although they will still need to provide proof of a negative test, vaccinations or recent infection.
Most European countries appear on the approved list, although the UK and Sweden are not included.
Austria entered its second nationwide lockdown in November after reporting records of daily infections. No fewer than 600 new cases were reported on Tuesday down from a peak of 9,586 on November 12 , 2020.