Further to the posts on French Bonsai, below is a comment from Duncan H (of Willowbog and BSA fame) with some links he provided that are well worth highlighting.
Hi Iain - great photos.
I managed to visit the EDG show in Carcassonne on Saturday whilst visting my family who live nearby - a really very good show with the vast majority of the trees in exhibition from yamadori origin. François Gau's Buxus are something else - absolutely fantastic.
Olivier Barreau & many others had really top trees on show. Well worth the visit. I met up with Mike Andrews & Bryan Albright - also caught-up with John Pitt & his wife. Lots of good ceramics and material for sale - mix of local yamadori & Japanese stuff mostlyI took a few photos and will be writing a report for Willowbog's Bonsai Chat at the end of the month.
There are images to view from the French Bonsai forum: