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.

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.

BritsNîmes
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



Tour of Montpellier – Port Marianne
with English speaking guide

  Monday 23rd April 2018
10h00 - 12h00 

Parking being rare and expensive, the guide recommend
that we leave our cars in the Tram Car Park at the Odysseum (near IKEA)
The parking costs €4,90 for the day
but this includes return tram tickets for all the people in the car.


Arrive at the Odysseum not later then 9h15
to have ample time to park, buy a ticket and take the Tram.
(Patricia and Guy Brochier will be there to help you)

Take the tram from the Odysseum to the gare Mondial 98
instead of the new Town Hall as  previously planned.
  

(this reduces the distance to cover as it prevents having to retrace our steps) 

The guide will meet us at the station at 9h45

For at least 800 years, Montpellier has been the beating heart of the region
and its famous University has ensured its place in the forefront of medicine and science. In recent years the growth in importance of the City has led
to a population explosion, which rendered the beautiful old town centre, cramped, congested and totally unsuited to the pace of modern living.
  
Londoners, faced with similar problems created the ‘Docklands’,
Montpellier created ‘Port Marianne’. 

Leading architects and designers led the research into the transformation of the marshy scrubland into a futuristic cityscape crossed by the river Lez.   
Port Marianne has an exciting mixture of ecological housing
and modernistic offices designed not only to be beautiful but also practical
and ready to confront the rigours of climate change.  

During the tour the guide will enlighten us on the why’s and wherefore’s
behind what we see and the various qualities of these extraordinary buildings.  

The tour concludes with the visit to the new ‘Mairie’ before leading us to our Restaurant.


Lunch:

 L’Arlequin,
Esplanade de l'Europe -Antigone, 34000 Montpellier
04 67 22 27 98

  Menu
 
  entrée
    Salade  de chèvre frais, petits légumes
   plat 
    Dos de cabillaud rôti en croute d’herbes

dessert
   Clafoutis tiède aux pommes, coulis caramel
au choix
  1/4 de vin, 25cl de pression, sodas, 50cl eau minérale
Cafe


 Price: 
 Guided tour + lunch € 34 pp
Guided tour only  € 6 pp  


The number is limited to 30 persons so early booking is recommended.
Latest day for signing-in is 12th April! 




 

 

Disclaimer:
Participants in walks, events and other activities do so entirely at their own risk. No responsibility is implied or taken for any inaccuracies in the itineraries. The walks/event/activity may be canceled, the destination changed or the level of endurance altered without prior notice. When BritsNîmes proposes locations for events, or meeting points for car-pooling or coach pick-ups, it does so without vouching for car parking security or permission: participants parking cars in association with an event do so entirely at their own risk. By joining the walk/event/activity, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the walk/event/activity leaders, the organisers and any other participants in the walk/event/activity from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or damages arising thereof.