Lac du Der, So close is unusual

Lac du Der, moments of amazement and excitement!
A holiday 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, 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

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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.

6ème fête des boissons et produits du terroir
on 15/07/2018

6ème fête des boissons et produits du terroir

Organisée par l'association " Forcément bière"à la Brasserie Artisanale du Der

Découverte de Vitry-le-François avec un greeter : Yvan Broussard
on 17/07/2018

Découverte de Vitry-le-François avec un greeter : Yvan Broussard

Yvan Broussard est passionné d'architecture, de patrimoine, de secrets d'histoire et guerres mondiales.

Les Mercredis de l'été : Vente de produits du terroir et artisanaux
on 18/07/2018

Les Mercredis de l'été : Vente de produits du terroir et artisanaux

De 16h à 21h.

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Discovery lake

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The lake's visiting card

Lac du Der, Champagne's answer to the seaside.
Since it was filled in 1974, Lac du Der has become popular with tourists and as a place for recreation and relaxation.
With a shoreline covering a distance of 77 km and a surface area of 4,800 hectares, the lake offers a wide range of water sports. As to the surrounding countryside of meadows and hedgerows, it is ideal for walking and is dotted with some superb timbered buildings.

Lac du Der, a favourite with birds.
When the lake waters are low, migratory birds stop for a while on their long trip. Indeed, a number of rare birds come to Lac du Der and it is an internationally renowned birdwatching location.

Its history

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The history of Lac du Der began in the 20th century. It was an eventful one, making the lake a major attraction for people living in the Marne Valley. Key dates 1910 et 1924 : two devastating floods...

Its purpose

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With 4,800 hectares of water at its highest, Lac du Der requires skilful management to ensure that it operates correctly throughout the year. Lac du Der in facts and figures : 4 800 hectares of water...

Lac du Der, a holiday atmosphere

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Lac du Der, a holiday atmosphere Lac du Der is outstanding for its beautiful scenery and myriad of flora and fauna. It is a holiday venue, an area for leisure activities and a place to relax. The developments...


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Lac du Der has 3 marinas: 2 marinas for sailing craft on the north banks, in Nuisement and Nemours. 1 marina for sailing craft, motor boats and rowing boats at the water sports resort (Station...