The International Association of English speakers 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.

Monthly Event

Monthly Event



Full-day outing from Nîmes,
departing at 9.00am and returning at 6.00pm

Born in 1853, Vincent Van Gogh came late to art – following several failed careers, he only started painting professionally at the age of 27. Wanting to develop his own style, he arrived in the south of France in early 1888, firstly in Arles where he stayed for 15 months (and where he cut off his ear), followed by a year in the asylum of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. During this time, he created over 450 works of art, using the colours, styles, brushstrokes and genius that have made him one of history’s most famous and beloved artists. Nevertheless, this genius came at a price - as his art blossomed, his health declined, resulting in a tragic death at the age of just 37.
This BritsNîmes outing traces Van Gogh’s life and times in the south of France. Led by two government-accredited English-speaking tour guides, we’ll first visit Arles for a walking tour to see where he lived and some of the key locations where he set up his easel and canvases.
Lunch is at leisure (Saturday is Arles’ market day, so you’ll have plenty of choice!), and then we’ll visit the former asylum at Saint Paul de Mausole, just outside Saint-Rémy, followed by a stop at the Carrières de Lumières for the spectacular two-part sound-and-light show, “Van Gogh :
Starry Night” and “Japan Dreams – Images of the Floating World”.
Even if you’ve seen the show already, we’re sure that you’ll find new elements to appreciate after learning more about Van Gogh’s life and art during this fascinating and informative day out.

- Meet at Nîmes’ football stadium, the Stade des Costières
(Avenue de la Bouvine, 30907 Nîmes) at 8.45am.
As we have a very full schedule, the coach will depart promptly at 9.00am

- Free parking is available at the Stade des Costières, or across the street at the Parnasse exhibition hall car park. There is also a Trambus stop at Costières.

The price for the full-day “In the Footsteps of Van Gogh” tour
is € 40 per person, 
to be paid in advance.

Maximum participants : 50, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Booking deadline : 20 September 2019

- If you’d like to attend, please follow the steps below
- If the trip is cancelled for any reason, you’ll be notified by email
as soon as feasible
- As the Carrières de Lumières tickets have been purchased in advance as part of a group booking, we regret that cancellations and refunds are not possible – however your booking may be transferred to a member on the waiting list (if applicable).

 Step 1 :
Send an email to organiser and treasurer,
stating how many places you require and your mobile phone number in case we need to call you.

Step 2 :
The organiser  will email you to confirm that space is being held for you pending payment, and the amount payable. However please note that your reservation is NOT confirmed until you receive confirmation from the treasurer that your payment has been received.

Step 3 :
You arrange payment and advise the treasurer as to the mode of payment used (bank transfer or cheque)

Please note that BritsNîmes much prefers payment by bank transfer, as it is safer and cheaper for you, and more efficient for everyone.

Step 4 :
The treasurer will email you to confirm that payment has been received and that your booking is now confirmed.

Please note that this is now the sole procedure utilised by BritsNîmes for
pre-paid events.  If you do not receive emails from the organiser and treasurer advising that space has been reserved and your payment received respectively, then your booking is NOT CONFIRMED. Only written proof of bookings as per the above procedure will be accepted - however, do not hesitate to follow up if you have any questions, or do not hear from the event organiser or treasurer within a couple of days.

You can pay by Electronic Transfer/Virement (our preferred method)
IBAN : FR76 1350 6100 0008 7491 9100 138 - BIC : AGRIFRPP835
Please insert your last name in the Beneficiary Reference area
You also can pay by cheque, payable to “Association BritsNîmes
and sent to :
Barry Stokes, La Porte du Village – Apt. 205, 37 rue Seguier - 30000 Nîmes

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The term Event(s) in this Disclaimer is any group activity and related travel organised, undertaken or provided by the Association, and/or outside suppliers in its name. Participants in any Event do so at their own risk to themselves and their property, and it is their responsibility to have the necessary insurances.  No responsibility is implied or taken by the Association during Events for; Participants’ accident, sickness and/or third party liability; nor for negligence on the part of other Participants and/or any person working on behalf of the Association; nor for inaccuracies of information in Invitations or Notices; nor for changes to itineraries, level of difficulty, cancellations, and/or other changes, which may be made without prior notice; nor for damage to or loss of Participants’ own or third parties’ property, including vehicles; nor for any other liabilities and/or risks arising in association with an Event. By joining an Event, participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions in this Disclaimer, and they and/or their representatives agree to exonerate and waive any subrogation towards the Association and/or its Event Coordinators, and/or other Participants, for any liabilities and/or claims that may arise from participation in an Event.