French is syllable-timed, and synthetic as well...and has contracted consonants at the front of words. Example c'esti la ve. j' and t' end up there too.
Most languages are syllable-timed and synthetic. There are multiple types of synthetic - French and Spanish are fusional synthetic, which is true of most major languages.
For amusement, I'll add that Biblical Hebrew is stress-timed, though modern Hebrew is more syllable-timed, and the consensus is that it's analytic. Greek, on the other hand, is syllable-timed and synthetic. Ancient Greek is mora-timed, which is a timing structure that is basically unique to it and Japanese.