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Saint Gervais

Saint Gervais
Saint Gervais
Population :: 679
Town hall :: 04 66 82 73 18
   
Saint Gervais 
Saint Gervais is a village that boasts a 5000- year history, and it has also been able to maintain its rural character.
 
At the height of the summer, bathers are drawn towards the small public beach, le Gravas. Hikers have several trails to choose from, including ones to the springs of Foncirgues, to the Naste estate, or the estates of Madières in Bayne, Bedosse, and l'Isle.
 
Numerous public facilities are available to the public, and associations organize a variety of activities. In short, St. Gervais is a good place to live in.
 
shops three shops (bakery, grocery, bar-tobacco shop), one wine cooperative and three private wineries. Many self-catering cottages are available to tourists.
heritage The parish church houses the relics of Saint Firmin and Saint Victor (Roman martyrs).
A fountain from 1767 supplies a wash-house with water from the springs of la Grand Font.
One 13th-century fortified house, which became a castle in 1607.
history In the Middle Ages, St. Gervais was built in a circular pattern around its church (whose foundations date from the 11th, perhaps even the 9th, century) and its 13th-century fortified house, which became a castle in 1607. A former powder magazine and barracks recall a time when the inhabitants had to provide for their own security. The royal troops made stops in this district.
 
Many Roman villas and workshops have left behind some significant ruins on the plain. Saracen and Visigoth tombs remind us of ancient migrations.
 

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