NileGuide Expert Says:
Calling all smokers! If you want to experience the nostalgia of smoking in a French café, the rebellious Café 203 is probably the last of the die-hard establishments apposing the nation-wide smoking ban in France, and for non-smokers - don't feel excluded - you can enjoy the smoke-free area in the adjoining bar!
9 rue du Garet
69001 Lyon, France
tel: +33 4 78 28 6665
Mon to Sun from 07:00 AM to 01:00 AM
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you want to support Café 203 in maintaining their stance on the French no-smoking law, you can contribute to the payment of the establishments hefty fines by purchasing a token Café 203 ashtray!
Refuting the French 2008 smoking ban is just one characteristic that has given Cáfe 203 the reputation of being a place for social debate and activism. Frequented mainly by local students and those wanting to experience the nostalgia of smoking freely in the old style cáfe culture, non-smokers should not be deterred from visiting as - in true democratic style - the second adjoining Cáfe 203 has always offered a smoke free zone, allowing clientele to vote with their feet on this much debated social topic.