Droyes is a few kilometers from Giffaumont is a goal for a walk, a little country, a little forest, a pleasant road, light sweet climbs and descents. Children will discover a real country, with its wildflowers, its browsing insects that dance from flower to flower. You will not go unnoticed at the beautiful curious, cows, who rise to head your way and you will follow their eyes...
When you see the White Tower, you will pass the spot where a stream winds its way under the road, caressing the tall grass and reeds called "cattail", and "phragmites" for the more dense with which the ancients made brooms. The frog, cute little frog loves to hide in the corners there.
The etymology of the name Droyes: Dreia is of Celtic origin as Der. The river also Droyes squirming in the meadows of Giffaumont.
Droyes is a charming village, he has managed to develop without erasing his age. It's small, beautifully ornate, quiet and welcoming. Notre-Dame church is of stone and dates from the 12th century, but was partly rebuilt in 1647. You will notice its Romanesque nave, its baptismal font and above all, its stained glass windows are the work of master glass of Troyes school.
The half-timbered architecture, specializing in champagne, is made of studs or poplar tree which are inserted between the slabs to paillot which are strips of poplar and mud. The roofs are tiled hollow, with an advanced cap that protects the walls of many elements. The old hanging up there, just under the roof and using a long pole, the boots to dry beans, while the shoes left outside, were also protected from rain. Oh yes! The mud is a mixture of loam, chopped straw and cow hair sometimes. If you are interested in this type of construction, you will notice that the wall of the west, where does the rain, is covered with shingles, or shingles, which are pine boards, nailed in overlapping slightly to protect the wall. Sometimes the boards are shaped tiles cover and beautifully steeples.
The event may be the passage of noisy clouds for those who have never seen and heard. These clouds are formed by the arrival of thousands of cranes from the North. The beautiful region travelers chose to make a short stop before continuing to Africa. The Lac du Der has a preference for a well deserved rest. The event is hailed by many ornithologists and others interested to come, armed with telescope or camera. It's not just the cranes that come to these sites for migration, the wild geese, ducks, swans in the winter. In summer, kites, coots, grebes and herons are in the game. Do you know? The crane can be more than 1 m long, his cry she yelped, cracks and trumpet!
Giffaumont-Champaubert is 10 km, allowing you to go for a dip in the lake, or if you prefer, do a water sport, you have a choice: sailing, jet skiing, pedal boating, rowing ... You prefer biking, horseback riding, skating or golf, it's easy!
Montier-en-Der is not far away, the national stud waiting for you, ask about the days and times of events, you will be surprised by the quality of the show.
Droyes is well positioned: within a few miles, you can bike, find something to distract you.
How about a large walk in the beautiful countryside. To discover the wild flowers and make a herbarium.
Around ponds, of Landres and Large-Coulon, provide you with bird observatories.
Barns of the mill is fully restored to see.