It looks like France, along with Italy are leading the way in regulated online gaming for their country. The details seem clear that while the player base is segregated into players at PokerStars.fr online instead of the majority of the player base at PokerStars.com. This seems similar to the PokerStars.it site and software that is aimed at the Italian player base.
A couple of interesting things that have already came about from the new Poker Stars.fr site is that the french players are already pissed off and holding sit out protests of the 7.5% rake being charged by PokerStars.fr!
What the french players are doing is sitting out at certain times of the game in unity to protest the large rake.
This does seem to be getting some attention from the French Poker Stars Boss man as well as letting ARJEL the regulating body in France know the players anger.
Ahh the French and their revolutions!