Did some research recently on the Service Public website and it appears that they have been adjusting the laws a bit so that spouses of French citizens are treated a bit more like spouses of other EU nationals. (Nice to know the irony wasn't lost on someone in the government!)My Thai wife-to-be will shortly be applying for a spousal visa, I'll update on the process. Should be fun. Can't help yet though, sorry!
However it will be slightly dlfferent as I am a Brit with French residence, so will be applying as an EU citizen as opposed to a Frenchman (Bev once suggested might be a easier process as a Brit living in France than as a French citizen. Will soon find out!)