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.

BritsNîmes Photo Competition 2017

BritsNîmes Photo Competition 2018

" Built in Southern France "

Those who were at the Christmas Lunch will have seen some of the photos that were entered for last year's competition, and will hopefully have been inspired to have a go themselves this year.

You don't need to be a keen photographer or have expensive equipment to be able to produce excellent photos – modern mobile phones and inexpensive cameras can produce great pictures.

If you want to see last year's entries they are still online at

Every year it is difficult to decide on the subject for the photo competition so thank you to those who came up with suggestions at the Christmas Lunch and in reply to our recent request.  After much discussion the committee has decided that the subject for 2018 is to be

" Built in Southern France "

which can be anything old or new, from a chateau to a sandcastle, a bridge or the canal beneath it, an architectural detail or a complete building, so get out with your camera and let your creativity fly.

Last year’s competition allowed you to enter photos from around the world but this year we’ve gone back closer to the roots of BritsNîmes and restricted the location to anywhere in southern France, so there’s still plenty to see and photograph.

The rules are simple:
Photos must be taken by a BritsNîmes member.
They must have been taken in 2018.
They must be attached to an email and sent to by 21st October 2018.
You can only enter 3 photos.

That's it!

Here are a few tips that may help you:
For the time being you can enter as many photos as you like and then choose later which ones to withdraw if you have more than 3.
It will be possible to swap photos right up to the closing date.
A shortlist of 12 photos will be chosen by an online vote of all BritsNîmes members

and displayed at the AGM/Christmas Lunch, when the winners will be picked by those attending.
A limit of 2 photos per person will be permitted amongst the finalists and only one prize will be awarded to any entrant.

Don't hold back because you think your photos aren't good enough.
If you like them the chances are that other members will like them as well.
It's simple, it's free, and you could win a valuable prize so you have nothing to lose.

Happy snapping,


Participants in walks, events and other activities do so entirely at their own risk. No responsibility is implied or taken for any inaccuracies in the itineraries. The walks/event/activity may be canceled, the destination changed or the level of endurance altered without prior notice. When BritsNîmes proposes locations for events, or meeting points for car-pooling or coach pick-ups, it does so without vouching for car parking security or permission: participants parking cars in association with an event do so entirely at their own risk. By joining the walk/event/activity, all participants are deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this disclaimer, and agreed to exonerate the walk/event/activity leaders, the organisers and any other participants in the walk/event/activity from any liabilities, claims, including but not limited to liabilities and claims as a result of any injuries or damages arising thereof.