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Giffaumont-Champaubert

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne

Giffaumont-Champaubert - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Marne
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityGiffaumont-Champaubert
Postcode51290
Tourism label
Latitude48.5550900 (N 48° 33’ 18”)
Longitude4.7529450 (E 4° 45’ 11”)
Surface area28.16 km²
Population267 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChâlons-en-Champagne (63 km, 1h07)
Insee code51269
IntercommunalityCC Perthois-Bocage et Der
DepartmentMarne
RegionChampagne-Ardenne

Nearest cities & towns

Châtillon-sur-Broué4.4 km (7 min)
Braucourt7.7 km (10 min)
Droyes7.7 km (12 min)
Frampas7.9 km (9 min)
Outines8.7 km (12 min)
Montier-en-Der9.2 km (10 min)
Planrupt9.5 km (11 min)
Ceffonds10.1 km (11 min)
Puellemontier10.6 km (16 min)
Bailly-le-Franc11.3 km (15 min)
Arrigny11.8 km (11 min)
Voillecomte11.8 km (15 min)
Arrembécourt12.8 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Nautical Station Giffaumont (© Collection Tourist Office of Lac du Der - Photo Pascal Bourguignon)
Nautical Station Giffaumont (© Collection Tourist Office of Lac du Der - Photo Pascal Bourguignon)
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School of water skiing and wakeboarding
School of water skiing and wakeboarding
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A bit of shade for dairy cows
A bit of shade for dairy cows
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The little square
The little square
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The church and its three turrets with the little square
The church and its three turrets with the little square
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a beautiful Champagne house
a beautiful Champagne house
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Lavoir, it is here that the women came to wash their clothes
Lavoir, it is here that the women came to wash their clothes
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it was the blacksmith's house (before the lake)
it was the blacksmith's house (before the lake)
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the same wash a few years later
the same wash a few years later
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the town hall, which was once Petits school, 8 years they were in the great school
the town hall, which was once Petits school, 8 years they were in the great school
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inside a house in the old
inside a house in the old
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Weather

Tuesday 1 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 3 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sailing on Lake Der
Sports sensations15 € Giffaumont-Champaubert
Sailing trip on Der Lake
Nature and the great outdoors120 € Sainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement (5.6 km)
Vine and Wine Museum (for groups)
Local flavours350 € Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (35 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Giffaumont-Champaubert - Droyes
Cycling itineraryEasy3h00Giffaumont-Champaubert
Around Autigny
HikeEasy1h45Autigny-le-Petit (29 km)
Walk for Jo - Geoffroy Sifferlen Path
HikeEasy3h00Noé-les-Mallets (52 km)

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Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Hotels