France will allow cafes, bars and restaurants to serve outside and relax a nightly curfew in a planned easing of lockdown measures starting next month.
The four-stage plan outlined by President Emmanuel Macron aims to largely reopen the country by 30 June.
Foreign tourists with a Covid-19 “health pass” will be allowed to visit France again from 9 June.
France’s infection rate has fallen since introducing a third lockdown, but numbers remain high in some areas.
Detailing his much-anticipated plans to a group of French newspapers, Mr Macron said he wanted ease France’s restrictions in four stages:
While Mr Macron said he hoped the measures would ease across the whole country, an “emergency brake” could be used “in territories where the virus is too present”.