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Verrières-en-Anjou - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Maine-et-Loire

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.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude47.5199260 (N 47° 31’ 12”)
Longitude-0.4712250 (W 0° 28’ 16”)
AltitudeFrom 17m to 53m
Surface area24.83 km²
Population7276 inhabitants
Density293 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngers (12 km, 17 min)
Insee code49323
IntercommunalityCA Angers Loire Métropole
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Le Plessis-Grammoire4.4 km (7 min)
Briollay6.1 km (8 min)
Écouflant6.4 km (10 min)
Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou7.6 km (12 min)
Villevêque7.7 km (11 min)
Sarrigné8.2 km (12 min)
Soucelles8.6 km (12 min)
Corzé9.7 km (12 min)
Soulaire-et-Bourg10.9 km (15 min)
Angers11.9 km (14 min)
Seiches-sur-le-Loir12.3 km (17 min)
Tiercé12.8 km (16 min)
Les Ponts-de-Cé14 km (17 min)
Marcé14.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities


The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
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The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
The motte of Saint-Sylvain-d'Anjou
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Animation motte
Animation motte
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Site motte
Site motte
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Public Library Red House
Public Library Red House
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Cultural Space Victor Hugo
Cultural Space Victor Hugo
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City Library
City Library
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For Victor Hugo - Showroom
For Victor Hugo - Showroom
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Castle PLUG - Entertainment
Castle PLUG - Entertainment
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Dog sled ride
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Doué-la-Fontaine (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Historic city centre circuit
HikeEasy40 minAngers (8.6 km)
Between the Loire and the hedged farmland
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux (19.2 km)
Brissarthe Church - The Hague Castle
HikeIntermediate3h00Brissarthe (20 km)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minLes Rosiers-sur-Loire (26 km)
Fontenelle Circuit
HikeEasy1h45Laigné (45 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals