Thomas Colcombet of LIAFA, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, has been awarded a CNRS bronze medal. See here for the full list of awardees. As you can see, Thomas is the only recipient of the award in the field of computer science. It is good for TCS at large to see one of its researchers receive such a prestigious national award.
This has been quite a year for researchers working on the classic theory of automata, logic and their applications. Earlier in 2010, one of Thomas' collaborators, viz. Mikolaj Bojanczyk, received the first Presburger Award and Anca Muscholl was awarded a CNRS silver medal.
Congrats to all of them!