According to this site:
"Applying for a visa If your non-EU family members need an entry visa, they should apply for one in advance from the consulate or embassy of the country they wish to travel to. If they will be travelling together with you, or joining you in another EU country, their application should be processed quickly and free of charge:
Countries which are members of the border-free Schengen area should issue visas within 15 days, except in rare cases, when the authorities should provide an explanation for their decision. All other countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, UK) should issues visas as quickly as possible."
How does one do this? I am currently living in the UK. I want to travel to France with my family. I tried to contact the consulate. I was told TLS Contact deals with all their visa stuff. I don't see any way I can obtain a free visa from them.