France has four meals a day, no exceptions
And in-between snacking is highly discouraged. A small breakfast -- usually bread with butter and jam or Nutella, a bowl (in a bowl half the size of an American bowl) of cereal with milk, or a small yogurt, with a glass (a small glass!) of orange juice -- is followed by a larger lunch (dessert and coffee included) only a few hours later.
Next up is “le goûter,” the mid-afternoon snack usually between 4 and 6pm. This staves off hunger caused by the impossibly long break between lunch and dinnertime.
Dinner, a shared affair not had standing alone over the kitchen sink because you’re just too tired to cook is often a light soup, salad, or fruit starter followed by anything you deem acceptable for dinner, because French people's food is considerably more variable than just brie and baguette, despite popular opinion.