The lunch break is sacrosanct for 84% of French workers, and as many of them believe it helps them to be more effective afterwards. The average lunch break is 52 minutes, with three-quarters of that time being taken up with the meal itself. That's more than most of our neighbors.
54% of French employees say that the lunch break isn't just about lunch. It is first and foremost a time for conviviality. It is also perfect for recharging your batteries or running a few errands.