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 listed below are on a break, and we hope to restart them shortly,

so please look out for announcements in the next newsletter.

3C's Club
Film Club
Sommieres Meet-Up







Spring’s now here, and we’re all looking forward to the eventual easing of Covid restrictions so that we can go out and fully enjoy it. 
Thus to make the most of whatever travel will be allowed, the subject for this year’s Photo Competition is simply :


 This can encompass anything where colour is the main feature of the image  (for example, flowers, bright Provençal pottery, a boldly painted building, a stained-glass window, etc), and your entry can be taken anywhere, indoors or outdoors.
If you saw and enjoyed the photos in our previous competitions, hopefully you’ll be inspired to have a go yourself this year! Last year’s entries can still be seen at


You don't need to be a keen photographer or have expensive equipment to be able to produce good photos - some of last year's finalists were taken on mobile phones and inexpensive cameras.

Entries must be sent as email attachments to photos@britsnimes.com by 24 October 2021.
You can enter as many photos as you like at this stage – the number of entries per person may have to be limited closer to the deadline, so you can then choose which photos to use as your final entries later, and it’ll be possible to swap photos right up to the closing date.
Don't hold back because you think your photos aren't good enough - if you like them,  chances are that other members will like them as well!
Happy clicking,


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