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Saint-Gervasy (France)
region Occitania
Department Gard
Arrondissement Nîmes
Canton Redessan
Community association Nîmes metropolis
Coordinates 43 ° 53 '  N , 4 ° 28'  E Coordinates: 43 ° 53 '  N , 4 ° 28'  E
height 52-138 m
surface 6.93 km 2
Residents 1,899 (January 1, 2017)
Population density 274 inhabitants / km 2
Post Code 30320
INSEE code

Saint-Gervais church

Saint-Gervasy is a French commune with 1,899 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2017) in the Gard department of the Occitanie region .


Saint-Gervasy is ten kilometers east of Nîmes , on the edge of the Garrigues.

The neighboring municipalities of Saint-Gervasy are Cabrières in the north, Bezouce in the east, and Marguerittes in the south and west.


Since the 5th century there has been a small settlement on the site of today's village. At that time there was an early Christian church dedicated to Saints Gervasius and Protasius . It was consecrated by Felix , the first known Bishop of Nîmes, who was killed in an attack by enemy tribes in 407. In 1156 the village was first mentioned as Villa Sancti Gervasi . During the Tuchin uprising in 1382 the village was devastated by rebellious farmers. Saint-Gervasy was fought over between Protestants and Catholics at the time of the Huguenot Wars . In 1620 the priest was killed by the Protestants. In 1622 Saint-Gervasy was sacked again. Until the French Revolution , the village was spared further unrest. In 1706 a shepherd from Ventabren erected a wooden cross on the Péchicard hill to commemorate the Huguenot Wars. Soon it became a place of pilgrimage. Even believers from the Black Forest came to Saint-Gervasy. The ideals of the French Revolution met with little support in the village. In 1793 it was renamed Belleviste . Although the revolutionary calendar only provided every tenth day as a day off, the population still did not work on Sundays. The law of May 15, 1794 imposed a fine on this behavior. The cult of reason also enjoyed very little support in the village.

Culture and sights

  • 12th century church
  • Chapel on Péchicard Hill (18th century)


Population development

year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2008 2017
Residents 379 495 571 791 1242 1476 1669 1899

age structure

31 percent of the population are 19 years old or younger. Three percent of the population are 75 years of age or older.

Web links

Commons : Saint-Gervasy  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Information on the association's website
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