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Herbault

Town, village, neighbourhood in Herbault
  • Herbault, on the border of the Petite Beauce and Gâtine Tourangelle regions, is crossed by the A10 freeway and served mainly by the RD 766, the former national road from Blois to Angers via Château-Renault. Angers via Château-Renault, making it relatively central to the Blois - Vendôme - Tours employment areas. Herbault is crossed daily by over 2,200 vehicles, 12% of which are heavy goods vehicles. Herbault's terrain is characterized by a low plateau criss-crossed by small, shallow valleys,...
    Herbault, on the border of the Petite Beauce and Gâtine Tourangelle regions, is crossed by the A10 freeway and served mainly by the RD 766, the former national road from Blois to Angers via Château-Renault. Angers via Château-Renault, making it relatively central to the Blois - Vendôme - Tours employment areas. Herbault is crossed daily by over 2,200 vehicles, 12% of which are heavy goods vehicles. Herbault's terrain is characterized by a low plateau criss-crossed by small, shallow valleys, with an average altitude of between 115 m and 125 m, culminating at 145 m in the château grounds. The soil types that make up the communal territory are essentially developed on 2 types of soil: Beauce limestone and marl or plateau silt on the one hand, and sand and clay on the other. The green character of the southern part of the town, backing onto a vast forest, contrasts with the development of craft and industrial activities to the north, close to the A10 motorway.
    Herbault is associated with the communes of the Blois agglomeration and the Grand Chambord community within the Pays des Châteaux under a contract with the Centre Val de Loire Region.
    Herbault, along with 19 other communes, formed the "Beauce Val de Cisse" community of communes, which merged with Agglopolys on 01.01.2012.
    Herbault had 1,247 inhabitants in 2015 and covers a total area of 1,301 hectares, including 1,050 hectares of crops and 136 hectares of woods and forests.
    Since 2015, Herbault has lost its status as chef lieu de canton to Onzain. Five new communes have joined the new canton, which has grown from 21 to 26 communes. They are : Fossé, Marolles, St Lubin, St Bohaire and St Sulpice de Pommeray.