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.
Film Club



Friday, 1 October at 12.30 pm
Restaurant L'ArtYsan
35 Plan de la Gare, 30260 Quissac
The lunch is €30 per person including a glass of wine and coffee.

A. Risotto d’épeautre/ filet de Canette/ Jus de Viande
B. Tataki de Thon/ Poivres/ Mayonnaise Aigre doux/ Poireaux Sésame
C. Filet de Bar/ Houmous/ Fruits secs/ Coriandre
D. Ballotin de Volaille/ Emulsion Basquaise/”pdt” fondante
E. Religieuse Poire/ Chocolat/Crème Anglaise
F. Gâteau Nantais/ Crème Pomme/ Gelée Cidre

  • The price for the lunch is €30 per personto be paid at the restaurant. This includes the three-course lunch with coffee and wine (one glass per person, i.e. one bottle between four people)
  • Maximum participants : 30
  • This activity is open to members only, with booking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Booking deadline : Monday 27 September by 10.00 am 
  • Please select a starter, main course and dessert (by letter), and to book, contact organiser Pat Gautier-L’Aiguille on 06 33 42 62 72 or pat@britsnimes.com with your choices. 
  • If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours, please contact Pat again.
  • If the event is cancelled for any reason, you will be advised by email as soon as possible
  • If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Pat as above

You must have your Pass Sanitaire, and wear a mask when moving around the restaurant.

Regardless of the weather, the meal will go ahead. Therefore once the final number has been confirmed on 27 September,  cancellations are not possible. Thus unless a replacement can be found to take your place, you will be charged for the meal.

Please be considerate - last-minute cancellations or no-shows deprive another member of the opportunity of attending.

Your understanding is appreciated.

06 33 42 62 72