I attended on the Scrum Day 2012, the 27th March 2012 in Paris.
It happend in Espace CAP 15 close to the Seine river and the Eiffel Tower. At least 300 people attended to this conference about Scrum and Agility in France.
This conference was constitued of 4 tracks and 3 worksshops.
I participated in a Kanban workshop organized by Laurent Morisseau. The objective was to show how use kanban to realease a maximum of business value in a a fixed periode of time.
I really appreciate the session of Thierry Montulé : Scrum aux frontières de la psychologie social (Scrum at the border of the social psychology). It's a brillant (and funny) attempt to explain how Scrum works according to a sociological analysis.
But there was one thing in particular that impresses me: During a session about Agile Management, Thierry Cos ask "If you have already read the Agile Manifesto could you put your hand up?" 50% of the attendees put their hand up!
I was very surprised because the majority of them are managers not programmers. I think 2 years ago only developers would know what the Agile Manifesto is.
It seems that agility is part of the mainstream in France now and that all main companies use it or try to use it.
The official web site (in French) : www.scrumday.fr
The news letter of the French Scrum user group (In english and French) : http://paper.li/frenchsug
The program in English : http://agileinspearit.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/27th-march-inspearit-at-scrum-day-2012-in-paris