In September, France's Constitutional Court will decide on whether a piece of legislation – known as the Thevenoud Law – should be implemented. It restricts the use of software to find passengers and bans unlicensed services, plus a host of other measures that would make uberPOP illegal.
While waiting for the decision, Uber said it would aim to get those driver affected by the uberPOP decision back on the roads.
"UberPOP has been an important source of income for the 10,000 drivers using the platform…So our priority now is to get these 10,000 partners back on the road as quickly as possible, potentially as licensed uberX drivers," the company said.
It added that uberPOP would disappear from the app in France, but the regular UberX service would continue as normal.
UberPOP is available in cities including Amsterdam and Brussels, although it is not in use in the U.K. or U.S.
In Europe, it has caused widespread controversy; it was temporarily banned in Germany and was outlawed in Italy.