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.

BritsNîmes organises 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.

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.

is always delighted to have new members.
By joining BritsNîmes contact 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


 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 : 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.


Participants in any BritsNîmes event do so entirely at their own risk.
No responsibility is implied or taken for any inaccuracies in the itineraries.
 A BritsNîmes event  may be canceled, the destination changed or the level of endurance altered without prior notice. By joining a BritsNîmes event, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the BritsNîmes leaders, the organisers and any other participants in a BritsNîmes event from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or damages arising thereof.