Not being inclined to reinvent the wheel, I am listing here the sites that I have found to give the best advice in English on how to start your research in France.
This is Kimberly Powell's summary of how to start and it is excellent.
This is a list of links, with some description of each in English. Not all of the websites to which the links lead are in English.
Francogene is a Quebecois genealogy site, written by people very experienced with research in France. The site is bilingual.
This is a rather wild and random list, but it has a few links you will not find elsewhere.
The outline is a standard format for all countries, with additional information specific to France where appropriate. Thus, some sections are very good while others are vague and too general.
The list looks deceptively short but there are many links and quite a lot of explanation. Start with Kimberly Powell; you cannot do better. Then, read what seems useful from the others and take the plunge.
Please feel free to send me your questions. I cannot do free searches for you, but I can try to explain anything that may baffle you.
©2009 Anne Morddel