Lac du Der, So close is unusual

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

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

Soirée Dansante au Casino Joa
on 15/12/2018

Soirée Dansante au Casino Joa

Animé par DJ Roy. À 21h

Camille, Tambour, Voix
on 15/12/2018

Camille, Tambour, Voix

Théâtre à 20h30.

Chorale : les Griottes
on 15/12/2018

Chorale : les Griottes

Au marché de Noël

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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...