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Saint-Sylvain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Sylvain in Calvados

Photo is of Caen at 18 km from Saint-Sylvain

Visit Saint-Sylvain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Sylvain is situated in the Calvados department and Normandy region.

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

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!

Caen

Caen

at 18 km (direction north-west)

With a castle, two abbeys and an attracive historic centre Caen is...

See Caen guide
Falaise

Falaise

at 18 km (direction south)

Best known for its castle, Falaise also has several...

See Falaise guide
Beuvron

Beuvron

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-east)

Part of the Normandy Cider Route, Beuvron has lots of...

See Beuvron guide
Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge

Garden at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

The gardens of the Pays d'Auge are a beautiful mature garden set...

See Les Jardins du Pays d'Auge guide
 
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Cambremer

Cambremer

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Cambremer is a very picturesque small village, ideally explored as part of...

See Cambremer guide
Cabourg

Cabourg

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

One time favourite of Marcel Proust, Cabourg has one of...

See Cabourg guide
Dives-sur-Mer

Dives-sur-Mer

at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

In the 'Village of William the Conqueror' at Dives-sur-Mer artisans...

See Dives-sur-Mer guide
Houlgate

Houlgate

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

The beach is certainly the main attraction at Houlgate,...

See Houlgate guide
Villers-sur-Mer

Villers-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-east)

Villers-sur-Mer is one of several friendly beach resorts along the...

See Villers-sur-Mer guide
Lisieux

Lisieux

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

The painstaking rebuilding of Lisieux since the war has gone a...

See Lisieux guide
Lisieux Basilica

Lisieux Basilica

Church at 34 km (direction east)

The basilica in Lisieux is a 20th century church built in...

See Lisieux Basilica guide
Creully

Creully

at 35 km (direction north-west)

The medieval Chateau de Creully is the highlight in Creully...

See Creully guide
Chateau de Boutemont

Chateau de Boutemont

Castle at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

Beautiful chateau and gardens in the Calvados department of...

See Chateau de Boutemont guide
Argentan

Argentan

at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Orne department

Despite extensive war time damage Argentan has retained several sites of interest...

See Argentan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Sylvain

 
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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

What to do at Saint-Sylvain? 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)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Rucqueville) (35km)
  • Prieuré (Saint-Gabriel-Brecy) (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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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