|Community association||Nîmes metropolis|
|surface||6.93 km 2|
|Residents||1,899 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||274 inhabitants / km 2|
Saint-Gervasy is ten kilometers east of Nîmes , on the edge of the Garrigues.
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)
31 percent of the population are 19 years old or younger. Three percent of the population are 75 years of age or older.
- Information on the association's website
- Demographic data on toutes-les-villes.com ( Memento of the original from January 1, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.