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.

The Walking Club

Walking Club

       Wednesday 13 March 2019
         Meet from 9:30 am onwards - walk commences at 10:00 am.

Around Beaucaire

 Beaucaire's location between the River Rhone and the Canal is the setting for the walk.
From the Port de Plaisance on the Sete-Rhone canal, we‘ll stroll around the city,  enjoying beautiful views over the city and the Rhone, and then we‘ll wander along the banks of the Rhone and downtown.
Enjoy plenty of sightseeing and countless stories of Beaucaire’s rich history, the castle, the famous old fairs which drew crowds from the 14th to the 19th century,  and “Le Souper de Beaucaire “ written by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1793. As it’s too early in the year, unfortunately we won’t meet the dragon which is reputed to have lived in the Rhone for over 800 years, emerging during  the second half of June to eat people - unless global warming changes!

Difficulty: +/- 150m

Suitable for all abilities
It’s mostly an easy walk, but as part of the walk is on rocky paths , please wear suitable footwear and bring walking sticks.  The hunting season is over, so no more orange caps – however
don’t forget to bring a hat/cap, water and sunscreen
Beaucaire is located at the south eastern edge of the Gard department, on the banks of the Rhone

From Nimes:
Take the D999 toward Beaucaire

From  Uzes:
Take the D981 toward Remoulins then the D986L through Comps,
turn left at the St Roman Abbey onto the 
D2B toward Beaucaire

From  Ales, Sommieres and Quissac :
Go to Nimes and then take the ring road until you turn right onto  the D999 toward Beaucaire

Parking and starting point:

The car park is located at 
Quai de la Paix;
Please watch out for the colour of the parking spaces at the car park
- white lines mean free parking.
while blue lines mean you need a disc and you can only park for 1.5 hours.

The starting point is Le Nautic coffee shop on Quai de la Paix

Don’t park in front of the Nautic, as it is a "blue line" car park - "white line" car parks are available in the vicinity
You can access the toilets at Le Nautic if necessary.
Lunch venue:
La Passion 
3 Boulevard du Maréchal Foch
(the yellow dot on the map above)

We will be taking over the whole restaurant, which offers Provençal and gourmet cuisine. The menu comprises three courses, wine and coffee, with a choice of main course. The cost is € 20 (to be paid directly at the restaurant after lunch), and the detailed menu will be sent to those who register for the lunch.

Registration is limited to 35 people,
so book as soon as possible before Monday 11 March -
no cancellations will be accepted after Sunday 10 March
unless a replacement can be foun

If you’d like to attend this walk, please let me know
by email
:  or by phone: 06 79 89 37 83
and give me your mobile number in case we have to call you.

If we have to cancel the walk for any reason, you’ll be notified by email by 8:00am
the day of the walk.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the walk!

Unless specified to the contrary, no refunds can be guaranteed unless the organiser is advised by phone or email 24 hrs. in advance.
For events (including meals) where no advanced payment has been made, any cancellation later then 24 hrs. in advance or “no-shows” will still be responsible for paying the full cost.

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.