The French section of the International IPMS is quite small when compared to other countries. There is one "National" Convention that takes place in October in Cholet (West of France) but nothing as important as Scale ModelWorld in Telford that is THE event of the year for European and worldwide modelers as many guys come from all over parts of the planet. This is the opportunity to meet many companies (big and small ones) attending the show. Richard Harden of Tom's Modelworks/White Ensign Models is now a regular attendant as Model Art of Japan, and many many other ones. This is also the opportunity for the French Team to spend some days visiting museums, enjoy some beers, and have a lot of good time alltogether.
Something you really have to see one day, you'be like a child under the Christmas Tree!
Best regards from NOrmandie,