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.

Special Events

Special  Event

           "Summer Picnic"

Sunday June 11th, 2017

    11 am to 4 pm
(If you would like to have a tour of the bulls see times below)

name of the area : Carenton

GPS N 43.8379 - E 4.10499

Coming from Sommièrs on the D 6110 (Sommières-Alès road) at end of the village of Fontanès you take a right turn onto the farm track just after the sign post
"Route Inondable" and opposite chemin de Combas.
(entrance marked by blue and orange balloons)

Coming from Alès on the D 6110 after you have passed Combas, just before you reach Fontanès, after the sign post  "70 km"  you take a left turn onto the farm track
(opposite chemin de Combas)
(entrance marked by blue and orange balloons)

Slowly follow the farm track for approximately 500m and you have arrived.

The picnic is at a Manade, a rustic spot ,
where bull's are raised for the "Course Camarguaise".
(If it is raining there is a big barn which can easily hold 70 persons)

This will be a relaxed get-to-gether where you can decide
what you would like to do.

- In the morning you can enjoy a ride around the fields
and look at the bulls.
(The owner has a wagon which can take about 20 persons at a time)

- Be lazy and enjoy being with friends

- Listen to the music

- Sing a song

- Have fun

- Play a game

- Book Exchange
Any books you have finished reading can be brought along and exchanged.
Please place your books in a carton(with your name on it)
and take your unwanted books home.

In the afternoon our House Band
(Stuart, Howard and Anthony)
will be entertaining us.

 The organisation:
Please bring a savoury or sweet dish to share
your own plate, cutlery, glass, cup, etc !
There are tables and chairs.

(There will be a BBQ available for use)

We will also prepare sausages on the BBQ as an extra treat.

We will provide wine, water and soft drinks

We will start preparing the venue on Saturday 10th June at 2.30 pm
and would like to ask for some assistance.
We also need helping hands on Sunday 11th June to clean-up after the party.

The entrance price :
Adults and their guests  € 7 pp
Children till 12 yr free
There is a limit of 70 persons, so you have to sign-up.

A little history:
Although the Course Camarguaise, in its present form, has been played for little more than 100 years, its roots may go back all the way to the early days of the Roman arenas in Nîmes and Arles -- where the games still take place.
Local breeders realised that, of all the animals, their small, wily, native bulls -- too independent for work and of limited use for meat – had the perfect temperament for games. The modern game, in which players compete to snatch paper rosettes, bits of string and other tokens (called attributs) from the horns of the bulls ( and through which bulls become high earning celebrities!) was born.


Yes, I/we would like to join the Summer Picnic on Sunday June 11th, 2017

 We will come with : ... persons à € 7 = € ...  and  ....child(ren)

Tour of the bulls starting at 11.15 am......persons.
(only 2 tours in the morning)

I can help on Saturday  / Sunday : 

Cheques payable to "Association BritsNîmes"
and send with sign-in sheet to:
Rob Franklin - 4 place de l' Eglise, 30700 Blauzac

You also can pay by Electronic Transfer/Virement,
please add your “last name” in beneficiary reference area:
IBAN : FR76 1350 6100 0008 7491 9100 138   -     BIC : AGRIFRPP835

In this case send an email with a copy of sign-in sheet attached to
and confirm payment by Electronic Transfer with copy to
I pay by e-transfer the amount of €……….

I need / can offer a……ride(s) from NÎmes, Uzès or Sommières
(delete non applicable)
My name:     __________________________
Tel. No.:       __________________________
Or e-mail:     _________________________


Disclaimer: Participants in BritsNîmes events do so entirely at their own risk. No responsibility is implied or taken for any inaccuracies in the itineraries. The BritsNîmes event may be cancelled, the destination changed or the level of endurance altered without prior notice. By joining the 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 the BritsNîmes event from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or damages arising thereof.