Saint-Sylvain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Sylvain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Sylvain is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region, in the north of France at 18 kilometres from Caen, the department capital (general information: Saint-Sylvain is 189 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Caen at 18 km and Falaise at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Sylvain, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Sylvain in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Calvados

Map of places to visit near Saint-Sylvain

Markets in and near Saint-Sylvain

  • Mezidon-Canon: market Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives: market Monday (14km)
  • Troarn: market Saturday (14km)
  • Mondeville: market Thursday (15km)
  • Caen: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Falaise: market Saturday (18km)
  • Herouville-Saint-Clair: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Thury-Harcourt: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Ouistreham: market Wednesday & Saturday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Ouistreham: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (25km)

More information about Saint-Sylvain, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Saint-Sylvain, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Sylvain.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Caen (Caen) (18km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Gabriel Brécy (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vendeuvre (13km)
  • Boutemont (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Brécy (35km)
  • Plantbessin (45km)
  • Sassy (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Prairie (Caen) (17km)
  • Jardin des plantes de Caen (19km)
  • Pegasus Bridge (21km)
  • Rochers des Parcs (24km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villers-Bocage (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (40km)
  • Parc zoologique de Lisieux (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Sylvain

Canton: Bretteville-sur-Laize

Arrondissement: Caen

Department: Calvados

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 14190

Distance to Saint-Sylvain

from Caen (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 189 km

from Calais: 257 km

from Nice: 826 km

from Bordeaux: 470 km

from Strasbourg: 585 km

Getting here

Saint-Sylvain is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car typically by ferry into Cherbourg or Caen on the Normandy coast For driving distances to Saint-Sylvain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airan, Billy, Bretteville-le-Rabet, Cauvicourt, Chicheboville, Cintheaux, Conteville, Estrees-la-Campagne, Fierville-Bray, Garcelles-Secqueville, Grainville-Langannerie, Maizieres, Poussy-la-Campagne, Rouvres, Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil, Saint-Germain-le-Vasson, Soignolles and Urville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Sylvain