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Insee code51269
Surface28.16 km²
Population266 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
National label


Chief townChâlons-en-Champagne (at 63 km, 67 min)Châtillon-sur-Broué at 4.4 km (7 min)
DepartmentMarneBraucourt at 7.7 km (10 min)
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Small tourist village located on the largest artificial lake in France (second in Europe): the Der lake, with an area of ​​4800 hectares. With its 77 km of shoreline, biking is a treat, young and old, the whole family can enjoy.

The lake was impounded in 1974, engulfing much of the beautiful forest and three villages Chantecoq Nuisement aux Bois and Champaubert this to regulate the course of the Marne. For years, people have fought to defend their village, but the lake has won, as tears shed. Avoid large floods had known in Paris in 1910 was essential. Der was chosen to seal the clay soil. The lake fills during the winter and empty in autumn, but there is still enough water for boats.

Today, the lake and its famous revive the region. In summer, the show boat rocked by a lapping wavelets, gives an impression of the sea this is that it takes more and more important the lake, it can accommodate 500 boats, and its shores rival 6 beautiful beaches. Sand, very many games for children and adults, ski skating, mountain biking ... The church erected Champaubert alone in the middle of the water, looking at his sunken village. Visitors can visit the small peninsula.

The village itself, keeps its simple authenticity in wood framed houses it maintains without distorting the work of elders and laundries, small Droye the river still winds through meadows, humming to its poplar less air, its plot, its church and its three turrets breath.

Just out of the village, beautiful countryside spread out before you, with its plains of Champagne grove, groves, its Droye 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 in beauty created by men. Churches, as well as the houses are built in timber. These are small wonders to visit!

It is imperative to witness the passage of the living clouds, if they arrive, you can not miss them, they yelp, trompettent, craquettent, they do an incredible sound! Is that they come from afar, they crossed the Mediterranean, France and we arrived in Africa. These clouds are formed by a battalion of cranes which shows his joy at finding his favorite lake.


  • Nautical Station Giffaumont:
  • Space ride and relaxation.
  • Beach.
  • Clubs sailing, motor boats, fishing.
  • Sailing School.
  • School waterskiing and wakeboard, towed buoys, initiation and development for all sports fans and lovers of water sports, the Der lake: Sundays, Mondays and holidays on the site Champaubert and Tuesday Saturday at the Stade Nautique.
  • Possibility to rent bikes and boats.
  • Tourist train.
  • Mini Park 'Toon's Land' for children from mid-May to mid-September.
  • Mini-golf.
  • Acrobranche route.
  • Flower walk: route through the village to discover the typical architecture of the Champagne and flower beds.
  • Botanical Park:
  • Almost The Droye river.
  • Variation of various local species.
  • Plan and nomenclature of plants.
  • Birdhouses Bird.
  • Museum of La Grange Bees:
  • Beekeeping Exhibition.
  • Audio.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Giffaumont-Champaubert
Natural sitesPond of Bonnevais,   Pond of the Cloyes,   Pond of the Moyen


  • In June: Bike Festival.
  • In July and August: Summer Market every Sunday from 9am to 13pm.
  • In August, Flea & Fireworks.


  • The tourist route of timber-framed churches and stained glass from the 16th century circuit 60 km revealing the charm of the architecture of the villages and their churches.
  • Ride your bike, you can go to Montier-en-Der. At the end of the village, you enter the department of Haute-Marne, the big terminal planted left tells you, and that's the beautiful forest of Der, which will not impress you the mysterious sounds. Continue on the right farm Bersillière has become a very interesting museum of agricultural machinery and implements.
  • To discover: the small village of Droyes, a few kilometers from Giffaumont for those who enjoy visiting monuments. Upon entering the village you will see the church from the 12th century and which was partly rebuilt in 1647. Inside, the baptismal font but also the windows to discover. Those 16th depict scenes from the life of Saint Nicolas and "stoning of St. Stephen." The five windows of the choir date from 1873 and are the work of glassmakers school Troyes, they represent the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and the four Gospels. When you leave, when you return to the D12 road to Giffaumont instead turn left, turn right. A few meters away is the farm Berzillières, now a museum, which presents the old machines and agricultural practices.
  • It will also provide a visit to the extraordinary museum Pays du Der in Sainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement. Young and old will be delighted. Scenes from the life of yesteryear are represented, the characters made by a resident of the area are very successful. The small school is very interesting. The church has been rebuilt Nuisement before the lake water. It is an open museum, where children do not get bored for a second!


Nautical station Giffaumont (Collection © Tourist Office of the Lac du Der - Photo Pascal Bourguignon)Nautical station Giffaumont (Collection © Tourist Office of the Lac du Der - Photo Pascal Bourguignon)
Water Ski School and WakeboardWater Ski School and Wakeboard
A little shade for dairy cowsA little shade for dairy cows
The little squareThe little square
The church and its three towers with the squareThe church and its three towers with the square
A beautiful Champagne houseA beautiful Champagne house
washhouse, this is where women were washing clotheswashhouse, this is where women were washing clothes
It was the blacksmith's house (Front Lake)It was the blacksmith's house (Front Lake)
The interior of a house in the oldThe interior of a house in the old



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