A common French breakfast at a cafe or at home usually consists of croissants, orange juice, and coffee with sugar or milk, most commonly a cappuccino which is a type of coffee that is also very common in the USA. Even though is seems as if the French think breakfast is the most important meal during the day, instead they think lunch is the most important meal because they spend about 2-3 hours for lunch. That's why their breakfast is light but delicious at the same time, just enough to wake you up in the morning.
I woke up at about 7am and only had about one hour to get ready for school before I had to sprint down to the Metro. We lived about 45 minutes away from our school by Metro but suprisingly the Metro ride didn't feel that long. I took the metro to and from school getting home at sunset, or either going to soccer practice after school. On the weekends I would hangout with my friends and take the Metro back to my apartemt which was on Rue De Grenelle. You don't need a car to get around in Paris at all, the French transportation system is outstanding.