On average, the French have 2 hours of free time a day. What do they do with it? The answer varies, depending on the type of activity, because men and women don’t always share the same tastes when it comes to leisure!
Free time tends to be on the decline: despite the official reduction of the French working week at the beginning of the century, it’s more and more common to work at the weekend or in the evening and to never really switch off from work.
This is especially so for senior staff (a trend that has increased with the development of the Internet and smartphones which make staff permanently within reach). If the day was 2 hours longer, only 4% of French people claim they would spend it working because the majority would rather take time to live.