Nature at its best
The Der area has more than fields and hedgerows; it also has a vast, 500-hectare area of forest consisting mainly of oak trees. In fact, it is the Celtic name of the ancient tree (“dervos”) that has given the Der area its name. The rich natural environment in the Der area also includes the many rivers and lakes in “Wetland” Champagne, so-called by comparison with the other, chalky Champagne, once referred to as “poverty-stricken".
On the shores of the lake, Mother Nature is never idle !
The villages surrounding the lake boast superb parks and gardens.
Hedgerows and meadows
The Der area is a land of clay soil and vast oak forests. It is also a land of fields and hedgerows, a countryside shaped... Read more >
Over the past few years, Lac du Der and the smaller lakes in Outines Arrigny have been protected and classified as national... Read more >
Gardens in the countryside
The Lac du Der area includes 20 towns and villages awarded between 1 and 4 stars in the national competition for urban... Read more >