The following is a list of resources that I have found useful, all of which are free, or have a free component to them:
There are plenty of Youtube videos geared towards learning French. I recommend Extra French, which is a sitcom style show intended for teaching French. It is mostly in French, but they speak slowly and there are sub-titles. Note: the story and acting are really cheesy, but that’s some of the charm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNqp4FXh-s
TV5Monde is a Global French TV station that has some courses in addition to broadcasts in French. http://www.tv5monde.com/
IE Languages is a website with a lot of vocabulary and grammar (with audio), and also some listening exercises. (It’s geared toward English speakers.) http://ielanguages.com/french.html
The French page at About.com is has a lot of grammar articles and some vocabulary, some blog posts, and short stories in French. (It’s geared toward English speakers.) http://french.about.com/
There are plenty of podcasts out there, i use iTunes. I personally used Coffee Break French and Learn French by Podcast (These are geared toward English speakers).
France Bienvenue is a website created by a professor in Marseille who has her students record everyday conversations. (This is real conversational French, so it may be daunting to a beginner.) https://francebienvenue1.wordpress.com/
You can also listen to French radio online. I prefer RTL because there is a lot of talk. (Likewise, This is real conversational French, so it may be daunting to a beginner.) http://www.rtl.fr/
You can try watching Youtube videos from France. (Note: you can slow the video playback speed down if you want in Youtube.)
I hope some of these can help. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another.