INSEE, National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies [France]
This web site contains the kinds of statistics one may find in the Annuaire Statistique de la France, Main, HA 1213 .A4. The site also offers links to the Census, to stats on the regions of France and some outre mer (overseas) possessions, to stats offered by other French organizations (for example the Bank of France and the National Institute for Demographic Studies), to economic indicators, to structural enterprise stats, to SIRENE, to stats on French use of information technologies, and lots more. Mostly presented in French language. And, it is current statistics that are offered.
Portail de la Statistique Publique Francaise
This web site offers a portal or gateway into the statistical offerings of the French INSEE, the ministry charged with providing French official statistics. We also have a link directly to INSEE in our electronic resources. The site is in French. Searches are possible thematically, by keyword, and by ministerial area. "Autre liens" offers links to some international organizations' statistics of interest.
Portal for open government data from France. At launch Dec., 2011 offers more than 350,000 different data sets from 90 producers. Similar in purpose to data.gov in the U.S.
Three menu items: About CESSDA, Data Catalogue, and Resources. Home page has a map indicating member countries. Click on a country to get to that country's data archive site. CESSDA's data catalogue may be browsed by topic, keyword, or data publisher. Search box above folder tree. Goals of CESSDA are to encourage standardization of data and metadata, data sharing, and providing access across repositories, nations, language, and research; it's a legal entity.