The French election does indeed appear to have a few similarities to our last. Presidential election. In both there was/is a good deal of public dissatisfaction with the outgoing regime and some elements of the economic and social status quo. Both involve a populist candidate, regarded as an outsider to conventional politics, and advocating renewed nationalism, restrictions on immigration, and pursuit of traditional cultural interests. In France these issues are also conflated with matters involving EU governance.
There are important differences too. The French have been flirting politically with Le Pen and her father over similar issues for a long time. The element of novelty is not present. The EU aspect of these issues also alters the context in which they play out in France: the stakes and potential side effects could be much greater. The French appear to be very comfortable with their highly regulated economy and social welfare systems and not yet troubled by the long term consequences of their sclerotic economic growth.
Beyond that I don't know enough about public attitudes in France concerning these issues to have a confident opinion about the outcome. The contest is a close one and the principal parties have both seen recent political setbacks. It will be interesting to see what unfolds.