Bicycle. One of the art objects in the village
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Georges Barthe|
|Area1||14.87 km2 (5.74 sq mi)|
|• Density||22/km2 (58/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||32365 / 32140|
|Elevation||227–357 m (745–1,171 ft)
(avg. 356 m or 1,168 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
- Bernard d'Ornezan, Baron of Saint-Blancard in the diocese of Lombez, around 1400,
- and Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron and Maréchal de camp, mid sixteenth century.
The current village
Saint-Blancard is located on the ridge between the valley of the Gimone in the east and the valley of the Arrats in the west . The D228 crosses the D576 in the village. The most striking building in town is the castle. The 15th century church Saint-Pancrare is build next to the castle. At the junktion west of the castle is a monument to a former Count Armand who was also mayor of the village. In a pasture north of the castle stand on a hill, the remains of the windmill (moulin à vent fr) from Saint-Blancard. That place is called Chez Baptiste. In front of the castle is a monument to the fallen, a cross and a statue of Mary. Between these statues is a boules alley with lights located. The village has a rehabilitation center. There are also homes for rehabilitation treatment. In the middle of the village stands a cross aging from 1895 in memory of the famille (family) Furgatte. In the east of the village stands a twelve-foot-high wooden cross back from the seventeenth century. The Arrats the devant runs in the w4est of the communi. South of the village is a small lake for the farmers. There is a privately owned watermill (moulin à eau fr). To the southeast lies a 6 km long reservoir with a surface area of 263 hectares, Lac de la Gimone. The lake forms the border between Gers and Haute-Garonne. It was created by the placement of a dam on the river Gimone. The commune has a system of streams and small lakes that serve the agriculture.
The inhabitants are called Saint Blancardais.
With a small shop, the village is still self-supporting. At the store is a gas depot. There is a hairdresser and a post office in Saint-Blancard. The municipality encourages the middle class by counting low rents for buildings. In a former convent school is now a hotel / pub / restaurant next to the town hall. There is a school. There are Bed & Breakfast and there are cottages. There is a football field. In the village is radio Coteaux, 97.7 and 104.5 FM located . At the lake is a nautical center. There is a swimming facility. There is a field for motorized paragliding. The office of nine communes united under the name Les Hautes Vallees, is located in the village.
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