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.

Concert avec "Paradise"
from 04/05/2018 to 25/05/2018

Concert avec "Paradise"

Tous les vendredis à partir de 20 H au restaurant "Croc ô Der"

Sortie Nature : A la découverte de la Mare
on 04/05/2018

Sortie Nature : A la découverte de la Mare

De 9 H à 12 H : L’animation se déroulera au bord des étangs d’Outines et d’Arrigny, site classé en Réserve Nationale de Chasse et de Faune...

14ème Fête des Barbecues à la Ferme du Châtel
from 04/05/2018 to 05/05/2018

14ème Fête des Barbecues à la Ferme du Châtel

Animations - Dégustations - Marché gourmand et Barbecue Party le samedi midi.

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The typical local architecture

The typical local architecture

This is a region of water and clay and its architectural heritage is unique in France. Because building stone was so rare, craftsmen in days gone by looked for another building method, using local resources.
They had the ingenious idea of combining clay with oak since there was so much oak timber available in the region.


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Timbering is the main architectural feature in the Der area. The combination of clay and oak produced the buildings that are typical of the region e.g. houses, barns and dovecotes, as well as churches. Timbered churches...

The 16th-century timbered church and stained glass trail

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For a different look at the Der area, follow the Church Trail. You'll see timbered churches and chapels that are quite unique ! Located in the country districts of Champagne, timbered churches are one of the most...