It doesn’t matter where we are, we always start our day with breakfast. In French also known as ‘le petit dejeuner’. If you booked a budget hotel with breakfast, don’t expect too much.. A traditional breakfast in French isn’t a table full of baked eggs, bacon or many different spreads. Usually, the Parisians start their day on a terrace with a cup of coffee, and when they’re hungry, they order a petit dejeuner, including a baguette with jam, a croissant and a cafe au lait. That’s coffee with a lot of milk, served in a big cup. Oh, and don’t forget the Jus d’Orange!