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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loir-et-Cher

Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt commune is situated in the Loir-et-Cher department in Region Val-de-Loire. The history of this small town is centuries old.

It was formerly called Saint-Gervais-des-Près and Saint-Gervais-sur-Cosson. Only at the end of the First World War in August 1918, that the town took its current name. With good pasture to the greasy grass where the cows were grazing, the city has long been famous for its cream. The city was often called Good Cream!

In more recent history, during the Second World War, Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt was for nearly four years under German rule. The occupation army had indeed established a platform, and a prison camp was opened in the old stone quarries of the city.

Geographical information

Latitude47.5610930 (N 47° 33’ 40”)
Longitude1.3616810 (E 1° 21’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 110m
Surface area8.97 km²
Population3430 inhabitants
Density382 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBlois (4.2 km, 10 min)
Insee code41212
IntercommunalityCA de Blois Agglopolys
TerritoryLoire Valley, Orléanais
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Blois4.3 km (10 min)
Vineuil5.1 km (9 min)
Cellettes5.3 km (8 min)
La Chaussée-Saint-Victor7.5 km (12 min)
Mont-près-Chambord7.5 km (10 min)
Chitenay9 km (13 min)
Villebarou9.6 km (13 min)
Huisseau-sur-Cosson9.6 km (15 min)
Cormeray9.8 km (12 min)
Seur9.8 km (13 min)
Cour-Cheverny10.4 km (11 min)
Saint-Denis-sur-Loire10.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Claude-de-Diray11 km (14 min)
Chailles11.1 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt commune has a toy library open to all during the school year on Wednesday from 16h to 18h. There are an impressive number of various items to borrow such as game consoles, Barbies, board games, building games, strategy games, outdoor activities for the organization of birthdays at home and even disguises !

If you want to try your hand at theater, no problem! Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt has an amateur drama club open to all. A space Jean-Claude Deret, this theater group allows enthusiasts to participate in plays staged within the framework of the association, but also to participate in trips to go discover parts in other cities. The association also organizes cultural events in the municipality of Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt.

But Saint-Gervais-Forest is the ideal place to discover nature and the surrounding heritage during various hikes. Whether on foot or on the water, discover the many loops arranged in the territory of the commune. And a walk along the Loire, you will discover some surrounding castles. Do not forget that Blois is only 4 kilometers from Saint-Gervais. There are also tours by kayak on the Loire. A new fun way to explore the area.

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

In the village of Saint-Gervais la Forêt, you can attend or participate in the book fair youth held since 2016 every year in March in the town. Organized space Jean-Claude Deret on 3 days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, it offers workshops, exhibitions and meetings with authors and illustrators. The opportunity for them to present their books for children from kindergarten to college.

Each year, as part of Festillésime festival offers a varied and eclectic cultural programming in many municipalities of the Loir-et-Cher department, the city of Saint-Gervais-la-Forêt hosts some events.

Side sport, do not miss the traditional gervaisiennes strides taking place in the town every year in early October.

Finally, the market held throughout the year on Friday morning is an institution in the town.


Friday 20 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 22 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bicycle hire with picnic opportunity
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 28 € Blois (3.8 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Loire Valley
Nature and the great outdoors150 € to 700 € Cheverny (10.9 km)
Oenology games and tasting of Loire Valley wines
Local flavours30 € to 150 € Valencisse (11.1 km)
Introduction to Ultralight Aviation above the Chambord or the Chenonceau
Sports sensations140 € Chouzy-sur-Cisse (11.4 km)
Ultralight Aviation Initiation Session in Val de loire – 25 minutes
Sports sensations77 € Chouzy-sur-Cisse (11.4 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
From Pouillé to Montrichard along the Cher River
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Pouillé (28 km)
Walk in the Loir Valley
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Lunay (43 km)
Medieval town of Mennetou-sur-Cher
Village visitEasy2h00Mennetou-sur-Cher (50 km)
Dolus-le-Sec Wind Turbine
Village visitEasy30 minDolus-le-Sec (56 km)
Wood of the Gâts
HikeEasy3h00Châteaudun (57 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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