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.


The activities and clubs list below are on a break, and we hope to restart them as soon as practicable. Please look out for our announcements.

Alès coffee morning
Alès book club
Beaucaire coffee morning
Chess Club
Film Club
Nîmes Apéros
Restaurant Club
Sauve coffee morning
Sommières Meet-Up
Uzès coffee morning
Walking Club

The English speaking Association in the Gard.

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.