Lac du Der, So close is unusual

Lac du Der, moments of amazement and excitement!
A holiday destination to share...
without moderation!

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, up close and personal with nature...
Tour the countryside by bike, on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback:
Der’s no better source of fresh air for family or friends!

Walks, rides, cycling
Lac du Der, unleash your love of water sports...
All the thrills of water sports to share...
with family or friends

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

Buffet Bingo au Casino Joa
on 27/02/2018

Buffet Bingo au Casino Joa

Buffet à 12 H au Restaurant du Casino - Bingo à 14 H

Les visites du Jeudi : Le quartier de la Gare à Saint-Dizier
on 01/03/2018

Les visites du Jeudi : Le quartier de la Gare à Saint-Dizier

Visites commentées des sites emblématiques de la ville ou ses environs chaque 1er jeudi du mois.

Concours Photo Montier
from 01/03/2018 to 30/04/2018

Concours Photo Montier

Concours international de photo nature.

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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...