1. No sound makes you want to kill things more than an accordion.
If bagpipes had a sadistic continental cousin, it would be the accordion. The only reasonable solution to the citywide rage-tinnitus they cause is to lob them all keyboard first into the Seine.
2. Sitting outside in the bleak midwinter is a completely normal thing to do.
Sitting outside at the majority of cafés, bars, and restaurants is what Parisians do best, come rain or shine… or snow. Not even a mid-February blizzard can scare the hardiest of us back inside, mainly because the outdoor heaters in this city are probably the best on Earth.