France opens up the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands for unlicensed use (in French): The appropriately named Thomas Gee (as in 802.11Gee) reports that France now allows private unlicensed use of 13 Wi-Fi channels in 2.4 GHz, and private/personal use of 5 GHz. (The 14th channel in 2.4 GHz seems to still be a Japanese thing.)
Public use is limited to 2.4 GHz requires filing a little paperwork, but it's not complicated. Limits on power and other issues vary based on the region the network is in (urban versus two other categories) and which band, 2.4 or 5 GHz.
M. Gee also points out that Apple equipment shipped to France only uses the previously legal channels 10 to 13, and that he has started a petition to request that the company provide firmware upgrades for older equipment.