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.
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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

BritsNîmes Walking Club



 Around Tornac

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Meet at 9.45am -  the walk will commence at 10.00 am 

While nearby Anduze is extremely popular with tourists,Tornac remains a relatively undiscovered destination.  This month I’m inviting you to find out why Tornac is well worth a visit - with the rich history of the village dating from the Neolithic era, we’ll explore its hidden gems, including  the 12th-century Eglise Saint-Baudile, the Chateau de Tornac, charming 18th-century stone hamlets, stunning views over the surrounding countryside and vineyards.

Difficulty: +/- 180 m

Suitable for all abilities.
The first part of the hike takes place on the GR6 - this walk is shorter than usual (only 7.5 km), giving us plenty of time to admire the surroundings and to ease the ascent to the Chateau.  We’ ll walk on wide paths, some of which are asphalt and some rocky, so please wear suitable footwear, and walking sticks may be helpful.  Don’t forget to bring water, as the weather can still be warm.
Well-behaved dogs (on leads) are welcome!
The hunting season has just started again, so wear bright outfits and  I’ll bring the orange caps..

From Nîmes : go to route d'Alès/D926 then join the N 106 toward Alès. Get off the N106 at exit 5 toward Anduze/Lédignan/Ners then at the round about take the D982 toward Anduze. Turn left at La Magdelaine/onto D435 toward Tornac/St Hippolyte du Fort/Sauve/Quissac

From  Uzès : Take the D982 toward Anduze, Nîmes, follow the route until you reach the N106 then take the N106 and take exit 5 toward Anduze/ Ledignan then follow the same directions as above.
From Alès : Go to Saint Christol les Alès onto D6110 then at the round about with the obelisk take the second exit onto D910A  toward Anduze. Go through Anduze toward Nîmes onto the D907. At La Magdelaine turn right onto D435 toward Tornac/St Hippolyte du Fort/Sauve/Quissac.
From Sommières : Go to Quissac then follow the directions below from Quissac          
From Quissac: take the D999 toward Sauve, 100m after the bridge of Sauve turn right onto the D117 toward Durfort. Drive through Durfort toward Anduze then at the roundabout turn right onto the D435 toward Anduze. When you reach Tornac, turn left toward the Eglise XII ( brown sign) onto the chemin de Beauregard. 

Parking and starting point:

The car park is located near the Cemetery, Chemin des Sources. It is a field which belongs to the village and the Mayor has given me permission to park.
When you are on the D435 (route de Saint Hippolyte du Fort). Go through the village ,you’ ll see the City Hall on your left hand side, 200 meters after the City Hall you’ll see a small brown sign on your right : “Eglise XII”, turn right onto Chemin de Beauregard , when you hit the Chemin des Sources turn right, the car park is right there. Please see above the map and below the picture of the parking where  my car is parked. 

Lunch : Picnic
As the only restaurant closed on 28 September, and the Restaurant Club will be only two days after the walk, I suggest we enjoy the last good days of the Indian summer and have a picnic.
The Mayor has authorised a picnic under the revered trees of Saint Baudile church. It is close to the carpark so bring your foldable chairs or mats to make it comfortable.

 I can organise a delivery for the picnic.
10 euros per person, A portion of chicken with rice and veggies (hot) a dessert, red and white wine and coffee.

Tell me if you are interested (a minimum of orders is required to be able to organise it).
If you wish to have a wine tasting at the Cave cooperative after the picnic, please let me know.

Registrations are limited to 35 people,
so book as soon as possible before Monday 7 October.

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 I have to cancel the walk for any reason you will be notified by email by 8:00 am on the day of the walk.

I am looking forward to hearing from you and having you join our walk!


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