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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
Insee code49323
AltitudeFrom 17 to 53 meters
Surface21.26 km²
Population4701 inhabitants
Density221 inhabitants/km²


National labelPellouailles-les-Vignes at 2.8 km (5 min)
Chief townAngers (at 12 km, 17 min)Le Plessis-Grammoire at 4.4 km (7 min)
DepartmentMaine-et-LoireBriollay at 6.1 km (8 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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Legend has it that the town derives its name from what the town has emerged from the forest - from the Latin "silva" meaning "forest". The forest Verrières gateway to Angers, in fact covered this territory until the millennium.

The archaeological remains of a motte dating at least the 12th century and 15th century moat are still visible in the district of La Haie Joulain. Nearby, in the heart of the Parc André Delibes, is the reconstruction of a stronghold of the millennium. Ancestor of the stone castle, the castle motte is built entirely of wood and earth. This site is the reconstructed result of a consultation between archaeologists, historians and journeyman carpenters.

Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou has the distinction of being "a village park." A set of common landscaped travels. A planning policy encourages the planting of hedges separative in subdivisions ventilated by the presence of numerous emails. At the entrance southwest of the town, is an orchard with more backup than 650 old varieties of apples and pears.

The footpath leads from the green belt the walker into the heart of the town where the oldest seat Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth' of France (250 years) to lead to the Parc André Delibes. This park of the town of Angers great covers 20 hectares with its wood and three parts water. This will make Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou fuelbreak the heart of the Angevin urbanization in fact a "village-park" where there is the sweetness of life.


  • Castle motte - Parc André Delibes:
  • Do not miss the opportunity to admire the size reconstruction of a motte!
  • The motte de la Haie Joulain reconstructs a type of architecture that has now completely disappeared. Ancestor of the stone fortress, the castle has a castle mound topped by a tower and a farmyard consisting of civil and agricultural buildings.
  • The presence of archaeological remains of a motte dated 12th century and a 15th century fortified house on the town aroused the desire to restore a motte typical of 11th-12th centuries.
  • Built entirely of wood and earth, the castle is the result of a concerted effort by archaeologists, historians and companions of duty. Initiated in 1984, the project was launched in 1993 with the opening of the site to the public.
  • Designed as a teaching aid, the motte welcomes the spring of school who want to experience the Middle Ages in a fun and original.
  • Activities for the general public are organized occasionally during the summer season.
  • The animation of the motte is provided by the association "The Maisnie Joulain" and troops engaged amateur or professional promptly.
  • For more information, contact the town hall +33 2 41 21 12 82 or
  • Victor Hugo Cultural Space:
  • A library with cultural events aimed at all audiences.
  • A showroom with amateur and professional arts events.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Écharbot
Performance hallsExhibition Park Angers Expo Congrès


  • Early June: Spring Festival. Street shows, yard sales, night show at the castle motte, exhibitions and associations painting contest in the park André Delibes (free).
  • At motte:
  • End of May: "War Machines" (fee).
  • Early June: "Spring Festival"
  • Late June-early July: "The 12th Century" (fee).
  • Early September: Music and troubadours.
  • In September: Heritage Days with medieval animations (fee).
  • In October: Gathering of troops multi-epochs (fee).


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Licence-free electric boat hireNature and the outdoorsFrom 30 € to 100 €Angers (8.7 km)
Basket-making course by the LoireCraft170 €Bouchemaine (16.6 km)

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The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouThe motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouThe motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
Animation motteAnimation motte
Site motteSite motte
Public Library Red HousePublic Library Red House
Cultural Space Victor HugoCultural Space Victor Hugo
City LibraryCity Library
For Victor Hugo - ShowroomFor Victor Hugo - Showroom
Castle PLUG - EntertainmentCastle PLUG - Entertainment


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French cuisine restaurantL Acropole  
The restaurant welcomes you in front of the Acropolis Park Angers Expo Centre in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Come and enjoy traditional and tasty cuisine prepared using local produce....
Located in Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou21 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Tonnelles  
It is in an exceptional setting, in the heart of the lower valley Angevine restaurant that will seduce you. Enjoy here a cuisine with authentic flavors like sausage or hot rillaud home....
Located 6 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Château de Noirieux - Château de Noirieux  
LUXURY, CALM AND PLEASURE - Briollay It is the heart of the Loire Valley, the Château de Noirieux made his yard! A vast area, a beautiful park and a beautiful home that is built around...
Located 6.3 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou85 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLe logis    
A 7 km from angers, in the countryside, quiet. Old house in the fifteenth, renovated in the style. 3 Rooms of hosts of charm with private bathroom: 2 double bedrooms and a family room...
Located 4.4 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou60 € the double room 
Villa with 3 bedroomsLes Lauriers de Cantenay    
A terrabotanica for 5minutes and 10 minutes from the center of Angers, in the heart of a village in the grove, the Laurel Cantenay offer 3 bedrooms and a table of hosts in large licensed...
Located 7.2 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou63 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLe Logis du Pressoir  
On the course of the Loire by bike and near Angers, in a quiet environment, our house of the sixteenth century, restored with the finest materials of Anjou, has 3 guest rooms carefully...
Located 13.9 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou70 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsMaison de vacances Allée de l'Ermitage  
Two-family character of the seventeenth completely renovated 105m² with beams, studs, tommettes old on 3 levels. House charm that was included in the coup de coeur site of the Loir...
Located 12.9 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouFrom 360 € to 520 € per week 
House for 12 personsGîte de 8 à 12 pers près d'Angers  
Goganes Cottage is 15 km from the city center of Angers, on the edge of the Loire river classified as' World Heritage of Unesco. The house is spacious and bright with a garden full...
Located 17.7 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouFrom 570 € to 720 € per week 
House for 7 personsGîte Pays de Loire entre Angers Saumur
La Menitré
A La Ménitré in the Pays de Loire, 49, between Angers and Saumur (30mn.), inside the pnr Loire-Anjou-Touraine, in the countryside near d? River (Authion), 3 km from Beaufort Valley...
Located 20 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouFrom 350 € to 480 € per week 

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55 places over 2 haCamping Municipal Léon Delanoue   
Campground 55 locations along the river. Calm and quiet, ideal for a relaxing holiday and close to nature. Swimming pool, hiking, fishing, shops.
Located 11.1 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou8.70 € per day 
125 places over 8 haCamping Sites et Paysages de l'Etang  
- Nature, comfort & the Loire Valley. Between Angers & Saumur. Nestled at the heart of the vineyards of Anjou, near Angers, the 4-star campsite on the Étang estate is happy to welcome...
Located 18.1 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouFrom 17 € to 33 € per day 
157 places over 10 haCamping Parc de Montsabert    
Our luxury : the space ! Fancy a visit to the Loire Valley and its chateaux, vineyards and wine cellars? Why not set up camp close to Saumur in the Parc de Montsabert Yelloh! Village,...
Located 18.8 km from Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouFrom 18 € to 29 € per day 

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Hôtel à l'Océane - Hotel in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouHôtel à l'Océane     
Located in Villeveque, Hôtel à l'Océane is set within a tree-lined park and provides soundproofed rooms. You can relax on the furnished terrace with a drink from the bar and dine at...
Located in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouRoom from 70 €
Brit Hotel Angers Parc Expo - L'Acropole - Hotel in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouBrit Hotel Angers Parc Expo - L'Acropole     
The Acropole hotel is located 50 metres from the Angers Expo Centre in the town of Saint Sylvain d’Anjou. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi internet access. The Acropole’s...
Located in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouRoom from 48 €
Hôtel balladins Angers / St-Sylvain - Hotel in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouHôtel balladins Angers / St-Sylvain     
The Balladins Hotel is located in Saint Sylvain d'Anjou, only a few kilometres away from Angers. The hotel boasts 45 comfortable and fully equipped rooms, perfect to enjoy your stay...
Located in Saint-Sylvain-d'AnjouRoom from 49 €

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Housed in an authentic 19th-century building, the Best Western Hôtel d'Anjou provides comfortable, elegant accommodation in the heart of Angers, close...
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