Welcome aboard Sonam!
That's cool that you practice in both the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Those are the ones which interest me the most.
That's also cool that you're French. It seems like there have been many great Tibetan Buddhist centers in France for a long time. Did you ever meet Bokar Rinpoche by any chance?
There is still many centers, from the 4 traditions (+ Bon). And yes many masters Kalu, Bokar but Dudjom Rinpoché too ... I did'nt had the opportunity to meet with Bokar Rinpoché.
This year apart from the visit of Karmapa, Shiva Lodrö Rinpoché was there last month, Kyabje Kalou Rinpoche is now in France (and I should meet him in the 1000 Buddhas beginning April).
Many others masters are coming Sakya Trizin in june, Kyentse Yangse Rinpoché in July ...