The English speaking Association in the Gard
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The English Speaking Association in the Gard
BritsNîmes is a non-profit making association of people interested in the English language.
Membership is open to individuals or families.
BritsNîmesorganises regular social and cultural activities.
These are varied and designed to help people to get to know the area,
make new friends and meet local people.
Information is shared via our website, emails, monthly newsletters and Facebook.
BritsNîmes attracts members from many nationalities.
Some have lived in the area for many years, others are recent arrivals. The regular get togethers allow everybody to exchange experiences about life in France.
BritsNîmesis always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmescontact with other members in English can be both a pleasure and an experience, while a helping hand when in need is always welcome. All nationalities welcome.
The Walking Club
BRITSNÎMES WALKING CLUB
Wednesday 12th April 2017.
Walk begins at 10:00 am. We will meet at 9:45 am in La Bégude.
VALLLON D’ARGENSOL (distance 7 km, dénivelé 190 m)
This easy and pleasant walk led by Francis takes us to the “Vallon d’Argensol” which is a small valley where the intermittent Argensol stream flows.
It was formed in the limestone massif of the lower Cretaceous epoch. A peculiarity is that the valley forms an elongated bowl surrounded by cliffs which isolate it except for a small, narrow gorge at its north-west lower end.
The temperature is very high in summer but it gets a lot of water from the plateau just above it to the east, particularly in autumn.
The extraordinary conjunction of heat and water over a small area allows both Mediterranean and Nordic plants to grow there. There are a lot of dramatic landscapes and fine views throughout the walk. Directions and Parking : From the D6 take the D7 to La Bégude. At the round-about at the entrance to the village, turn right and then immediately turn left and park your car there.
Difficulty : Suitable for all abilities. As always you are advised to wear suitable clothing and good hiking shoes. Please bring water.
Lunch venue : Le Château de Boisson Hameau de Boisson / 30500 Allègre-les-Fumades
Please note those who wish to stay for lunch can register till April 6th the latest. After that date it will still be possible to sign-in for the walk but not for the lunch!
If you propose attending this walk please let me know by email : Sylvie@britsnimes.com or telephone 06 24 58 75 34.
Also please indicate if you can stay for lunch and give me your mobile number in case we have to call you. If we have to cancel the walk for any reason you will be notified by email before 8.00 am on the day of the walk.
I look forward to hearing from those who will join this walk.
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