Puellemontier, is a small village flowered and charming. It has a castle of the seventeenth, and Church of Our Lady in her Nativity worth some attention to, because it is a listed building. It is impressive and stone, however, its very slender steeple is made of wood and covered with wood shingles or scales. The nave is the twelfth century. You will notice the beautiful stained glass windows from the Troyes school that Jesse Tree, which is the genealogy of Jesus and the Virgin of life.
Two rivers run through the village, the Voire and Héronne. As you walk, push up the pond Horre, hidden in the tall grass; frogs plunge on arrival.
Droyes is a few kilometers from Giffaumont is a goal for a walk, a little country, a little forest, a pleasant road, mounted light and mild descents. Children will discover a real country, with its wildflowers, its pollinating insects that dance from flower to flower. You will not go unnoticed at the beautiful curious, cows, which will raise your head to pass and you will follow their eyes...
When you see the White Tower, you will pass the spot where a stream slips 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 Droyes also wiggles in the meadows of Giffaumont.
The town of Louze is by itself a treasure. This charming village has extraordinary century homes. These houses have been our elders, great grandfathers and grandmothers back, they attended births, celebrations, tears and laughter. This is where they are treasures. The winds peeled them, which allows us to discover the prodigious work of the half-timbered architecture.
In the champagne-timbered buildings, wood is the backbone of the building and between the posts dressing, just filling cob.
The term "timber" dates from the Middle Ages was called dove or corner posts, poles of the four corners of the building (dove is another name for the column).
Other refurbished dwellings require the attention of the walker as they are successful. Louze can be proud of its rural and traditional architecture.
Droyes is a charming village, he has managed to develop without erasing his age. It's small, beautifully ornate, quiet and welcoming. The church Notre-Dame is stone and dates from the twelfth century, but it was partly rebuilt in 1647. You will notice its Romanesque nave, its baptismal font and especially its stained glass windows are the work of master glass of Troyes school.
The architecture with wood sides, Champagne specialty, is made of timber fir or poplar which are slid between the slabs to paillot who are battens poplar and mud. The roofs are tiled hollow, with an advanced cap that well preserved walls from the weather. The old hanging up there, just under the roof and using a long pole, bean boots to dry, while the shoes left outside, were also in sheltered the rain. Oh yes ! The cob is a mixture of loam, chopped straw and sometimes cow hair. If you are interested in this kind of construction, you will notice that the western wall, the one 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. Beautiful travelers chose the region to take a little break before continuing to Africa. The Lac du Der has a preference for a well deserved rest. The event is hailed by many ornithologists and other curious who come armed with their telescope or camera. There are not that common cranes that come to these migration sites, wild geese, ducks, swans for 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 away, allowing you to go for a quick 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 awaits your visit, ask about the days and times of events, you will be surprised by the quality of the show.
Within a radius of few kilometers, you can bike, find something to distract you.
And why not a long walk on foot in the beautiful countryside. To discover, wild flowers and make a herbarium.
Ponds area, of Landres and Large-Coulon, provide you with ornithological observatories.
The perfectly restored mill of Granges is to see.