Lac du Der, So close is unusual

Lac du Der, moments of amazement and excitement!
A rural destination to share...
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Lac du Der, the sea in Champagne
A unique destination and a chance to explore
one of Europe’s largest lakes

Discover the lake
Lac du Der, Selected by the birds
All the pleasures of exploring nature
to share with family or friends

Discover nature
Thousands of acres of pristine tranquility
Outings au naturel:
Der’s no better source of fresh air for family or friends!

Walks, rides, cycling
Lac du Der, amazing heritage
The unique timbered churches are stunning!
Lac du Der, So close is unusual
A holiday destination close to Paris and its region,
Lorraine, Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands

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Calendar of events

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The Lac du Der area in festive mood. Special events, fairs and festivals provide entertainment for all ages throughout the seasons.

Visite du Père Noël
from 22/12/2018 to 23/12/2018

Visite du Père Noël

15h - 17h. Maison du Père Noël.

16ème Cyclo-Cross de la Ville de Vitry-le-François
on 22/12/2018

16ème Cyclo-Cross de la Ville de Vitry-le-François

Parc Omnisports Fabien Ghiloni.

Soirée Dansante au Casino Joa
on 22/12/2018

Soirée Dansante au Casino Joa

Animée par Léa. À 21h.

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Discovery lake

A haven for birds

A haven for birds

200 species of bird flock to the waters of Lac du Der every year. Some live here permanently; others are migratory, but there is always plenty for enthusiastic birdwatchers to see, in summer and winter. The symbol of the lake remains the common crane. Every autumn, thousands of these birds take over Lac du Der for a few days during their migration southwards.

Leading species

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There is no doubt that the greatest attraction of Lac du Der is its biodiversity. There is an amazing selection of waterfowl. In fact, the lake boasts 200 species of birds, some of them rare and endangered. In the...

A meeting-place for common cranes

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With its long legs, long neck and tufted tail, the common crane, which has a 2-metres wingspan, is the emblem of Lac du Der. It is the largest wild bird in France and can be seen from mid-October to mid-March on...

Record your observations with Naturalist

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Today there are 62,000 users Visionature portals in France that capture and organize your observations on the Internet, making it the first network of citizen science in France. You're obviously become addicted but it will...