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.

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


BritsNîmes Photo Competition 2020


Revised Subject -
"Water around the World"

Photo Competition 2020 - Voting
101 excellent photos have been entered in the Photo Competition.

Voting started a few days ago and we’ve already had some votes in, but we need a lot more; with so many entries, several photos could end with a tie, having the same number of votes. So votes from you will make a difference and help us to be able to declare the winners. 

To vote simply visit
and send an email to photos@britsnimes.com with the numbers of up to 10 choices.

Voting closes at 11.00pm on Tuesday 3 November.  Remember that there are many interesting and beautiful photos spread throughout the site so please look through them all before choosing your 10 favourites.