Small tourist village on the largest artificial lake in France (2nd in Europe): the lake of Der, an area of 4800 hectares. With its 77 km of shoreline, biking is a delight; young and old, the whole family can enjoy.
The lake water was set in 1974, engulfing much of the beautiful forest and three villages Chantecoq, Nuisement to Wood and Champaubert This to regulate the course of the Marne. For years, residents have fought to defend their village, but the lake has won that of tears shed. Avoid large floods had known Paris in 1910 was essential. Der was chosen for sealing the clay soil. The lake fills during the winter and empties into autumn, but there is always enough water for boats.
Today, the lake and its famous revive the region. In summer, the spectacle of boats rocked by a lapping wavelets gives a seaside feel. It is that it takes more and more importance to the lake, the port must continually expand to receive growing vessels. Its banks are competing with the best beaches. Sand, very many games for young and old, rollerblading trails, mountain biking... The church erected Champaubert alone in the middle of the water, looks engulfed his village. Visitors can visit the small peninsula.
The village itself, keeps its simple authenticity in its timber-framed houses that he maintains without distorting the work of elders, laundries, small river Droye, which still winds through meadows, its poplars humming at a breath of air, its little square which once received the rides at the village festival, its church and its three turrets.
Just out of the village, beautiful countryside spread out before you, with its plains of bocage Champagne, its groves, its river that winds through the reeds. Further, the forest where the oak is king, "Der", oak Celtic gave its name to the region so rich beauties made by men. The churches, like the houses are built of timber. They are small wonders to visit!
It is imperative to assist the passage of clouds live, if they arrive, you can not miss them, they yelp, trompettent, craquettent and do an incredible sound! That they come from afar, they crossed the Mediterranean Sea, France and come to us from Africa. These clouds are formed by a battalion of cranes which manifests its joy to find his favorite lake.
Swallows, so rare now, spotted the small village and come to build their nests.
The benefit of the village and surrounding area lies in the fact that the holiday fun gathered there. The lake for water sports, the campaign for walks and discover the flora and birds, the mysterious forest where you will go and meet the inhabitants of the woods and its timid flowers to be discovered.