If you are in the Paris, France, area, this might be for you:
This is a group for anyone currently working or interested in Game Development. We primarily discuss current games and technology, market trends and issues facing the industry. Its a great causal place to network and pick up or share some interesting tips. Feel free to make suggestions! This group is for people in game development and for those who want to be. Join us if you’re an artist, programmer, designer, marketing guru, any connection to game development at any level.
Here the link: http://www.meetup.com/Paris-Game-Development-Meetup-Group/