Scholarly Websites
H-France 
Scholarly listserv on French history and culture, featuring topical discussions, forums on special topics, and book reviews, among other things. 

French Studies Web 
From the Western European Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Library, this site provides links to a wide variety of Internet resources on France and the Francophone world. 

Collège de France
Website of the prestigious (and perhaps peculiarly French) research and teaching institution to which the leading scholars working in French are appointed for life, with the stipulation that they need to teach publicly and freely accessible lectures.
The Collège de France is not to be confused with Institut de France, which encompasses the major learned societies/national academies of France, including the famed Académie française

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) 
France's major, government-funded research institution for basic research, mainly in the natural sciences, but also, albeit to a smaller extent, in the humanities and social sciences. Its open access portal HAL is particularly noteworthy. 

Modern Language Association (MLA)
Website of the Modern Language Association (MLA), the premier professional associations of scholars in language and literature. Its mission is to "promote[] the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work" and "to advance the many areas of the humanities ..., including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies." 

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
"H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. [Its] edited networks publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions for colleagues and the interested public." 

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies
"The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to resources in medieval studies. The Labyrinth’s easy-to-use links provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images around the world. Each user will be able to find an Ariadne’s thread through the maze of information on the Web."