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The château and the church of Notre-Dame
The château and the church of Notre-Dame
Coat of arms of Sillé-le-Guillaume
Coat of arms
Sillé-le-Guillaume is located in France
Coordinates: 48°11′03″N 0°07′41″W / 48.1842°N 0.1281°W / 48.1842; -0.1281Coordinates: 48°11′03″N 0°07′41″W / 48.1842°N 0.1281°W / 48.1842; -0.1281
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Sarthe
Arrondissement Mamers
Canton Sillé-le-Guillaume (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Pays de Sillé
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Hoguet
Area1 12.90 km2 (4.98 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,360
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 72334 /72140
Elevation 115–260 m (377–853 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sillé-le-Guillaume is a commune in the Sarthe department in the region of Pays-de-la-Loire in north-western France, named after Guillaume de Sillé.

In the fifteenth century the lord of the manor was Sir John Fastolf of Caister in Norfolk (1380–1459), following the English conquest of Normandy and Maine.

See also[edit]


  • Barker, Juliet. Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417–1450. London: Little, Brown. 
  • Cooper, Stephen (2010). The Real Falstaff, Sir John Fastolf and the Hundred Years War. Barnsley: Pen and Sword. 

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