Géraudot is a town in the Aube, in Greater East region, 25 km east of Troyes.
The territory of an area of 16 km² belongs to the Champagne wetlands, which extends north of Argonne in Othe to south, and is now partly occupied in the south by Lake East.
Appeared in the Middle Ages, the village depends on the lordship of Aillefol and commander within the Order of St John of Jerusalem is located in the thirteenth century.
The agricultural and forest vocation of the city is upset in the 1960s when several are arranged in parallel reservoirs in the Seine to protect Paris and flood Île de France.
As of 1966 Géraudot and borders the North Lake East, large 23 km². The village of some 340 inhabitants then becomes a popular tourist site for its beach and environment conducive to hiking in the heart of Regional Natural Park of the Orient Forest.
Before you enjoy the lake and the surrounding forests, one step at Géraudot can begin with the discovery of his church of St. Peter and St. Paul, protected as historical monuments since 2015. Depending formerly the cathedral chapter of Troyes, the the church has a nave of the twelfth century with a wooden vault of exposed beams. The apse and transept, however, date from the sixteenth and are vaulted stone. Besides the windows of the sixteenth century, the church houses rich furnishings: the case of a polychrome altarpiece of the sixteenth century limestone polyptychs composed of five panels in the same period, citing St. Peter and St. Paul, or remarkable statues: Virgin polychrome wood with gilding the thirteenth century and limestone statues representing St. Peter and Mary. Finally, a tombstone of the seventeenth century that housed the burial places of the lord's wife is observed.
then up to Lake East, commissioned in 1966, neighboring lakes Amance and Temple. All three are the subject of protection under their biodiversity (classification as Natura 2000).
Dedicated to swimming and sailing (motorboats are prohibited), East Lake has several beaches, one of which is located on the edge of the village of Géraudot. Covered with fine sand, it lends itself to relaxation and swimming is supervised in July and August. games and picnic areas are furnished, available health, and open seasonally restore points. Free access. Information +33 3 25 41 28 30.
Adjacent to the beach, the center Ora Adventures offers rental bike or segway points, inflatables, a park tree climbing or canoeing trips. Information +33 6 22 77 74 13.
For sailing enthusiasts, a school with the possibility of dinghies rental is located nearby: contact at +33 3 25 42 50 00.
The banks of the lake and forests that surround the show is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts: besides the scenery and pleasant views, they take advantage of a fauna and an exceptional flora.
No less than 14 circuits "short hike" marked from 4 to 25 kilometers are traced on the site of the lakes. Moreover, great hiking routes can perform the lakes tour (48 km) or to rally the hills of the Aube Champagne. Maps and information +33 3 25 42 50 00 03 or 25433888.
For hikers and bikers, the greenway connecting the lake on the outskirts of Troyes via towpaths along canals constructed, extended through green of the Seine, is a formidable field of exercise and discovery of a varied landscape, from the forest to the plain of Champagne. Information at +33 3 25 42 50 00.
Finally, we will take care to contact the House of the Regional Natural Park of the Orient Forest that program all year workshops, events, themed walks: join on 03 25433888.
On July 13, on the occasion of National Day, torchlight, dancing and fireworks.
The first weekend of October, the apple festival with intensive graphics and music.