History of BritsNîmes

A little history of BritsNîmes

The Association BritsNîmes was founded in 2002 by Robin Boxall.

He and a group of friends were aware that there was a need for a social network for English speaking people in the Gard where they could meet, get help and advice and exchange their experiences of life in France.

To be able to meet, three events were organised every month, a Walking Club, a Restaurant Club and a Book Club. These are still the pillars of our Association.

It started out with mainly British members, but soon French people began to join as well..
Often they had lived abroad, retired in the Gard and wanted to keep up their English.

And then the ball started rolling, other English speakers from many countries who had settled here started also to join.

BritsNîmes is now an Association with over 250 members of more than 20 different nationalities. It has become a truly international community. The place to meet and make new friends.

We are there for each other.

Activities on a Break

The activities and clubs list below are on a break, and we hope to restart them as soon as practicable.

So, please look out for our announcements.

Walking Club
3C's Club
Alès Coffee Morning
Beaucaire Coffee Morning
Chess Club
Film Club
Restaurant Club
Sauve Coffee Morning
Sommières Meet-Up
Uzès Coffee Morning

The Uzès Book Club

meets every 3rd Tuesday afternoon

Zoom Meeting!

Tuesday 20 April 2021 

Last week we had a ZOOM meeting to discuss Daphne du Maurier’s The

 Scapegoat.  Most of us loved it, enjoyed being back with a good old-fashioned

 writer (perhaps it was our age!) and loved the story, even though it was a little

 far-fetched. It was also set in France, so some of us knew the area.

 We will 
discuss: Corsets to Camouflage by Kate Adie 

As we had all decided it was time to read some fact, rather than fiction. She is fairly  well known to  British members as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent, and who  always wore her pearl earrings, even as a war reporter! 

Thank you once again to BritsNîmes for facilitating our ZOOM meeting - although as it seems that at least half of us have had the “jab”, maybe we will meet again in summer face to face!

Freya Williams

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