One of the first stereotypes that comes to most minds when discussing about the English and the French is that they generally dislike one another. While this may be only a stereotype, it does have a basis. After all, from 1066 onwards, England and France have nearly always been bish-bashing each other.
Until the Crimean War, almost every war that France participates in will surely be joined by the English on the opposing side (e. g. Hundred Years' War, French Wars of Religion, War of the League of Augsburg, War of the Spanish Succession, War of the Austrian Succession, Napoleonic Wars). Now, in this modern age of moderation, some would say that this rivalry has turned friendly and point out that the biggest French expatriate community resides in England.
But on the other hand, historical snubs are definitely still alive. When Nicholas Sarkozy popped by London in March 2008, he was given a tour in the Royal Gallery of the Houses of Parliament and was shown their prized possessions, paintings of the French defeats at Trafalgar and Waterloo. At Windsor, their procession was escorted by the Household Cavalry who wore copies of the breastplates taken from dead Frenchmen at Waterloo as well as the Blues and Royals whose uniforms include a golden eagle to celebrate the capture of French colours at Waterloo. To add salt in the wound, the parade's first horse was named Agincourt.
At Windsor, Sarkozy visited the WATERLOO room where he viewed the portraits of the victors of Waterloo, Wellington and Blucher. Their dinner was served on plates plundered from Versailles during the Revolution (so, basically, he had been invited to Windsor to eat off France's own plates).
The French did take revenge though. Before June 2009, the Queen had always been invited to the anniversary of D-Day at Normandy but not that year. When questioned, the French said that they had expected the Brits to decide who was on their guest list, so naturellement, it wasn't their fault.
Views of French or English people are warmly welcomed.