Welcome to post-lockdown Paris, where the new normal is characterized by face masks, floor markings, plexiglass, and hand sanitizer. Related content Iceland now feels like the coronavirus never happenedReinventing restaurantsChez L'Ami Jean has reopened in Paris with new outdoor seatings on a sidewalk. Vivian SongBecause without the hum of its cafés, outdoor patios, bistros and bars, Paris is a strange city indeed. Witnessing Paris without tourists has provided some locals with an understanding of how much international visitors contribute to the city's energy and ambience. Restaurants in Paris are scrambling to reopen after French President Emmanuel Macron declared the first wave of the coronavirus crisis over.