The LAC du DER area invites you to undertake an unusual journey through a delightful part of the Champagne region, to the edge of a splendid lake, nestling in a wonderful lush setting. 4,800 hectares, and a 77 km shoreline. Everything here is impressive and beautiful.
Tourism for all seasons
As soon as the fine days of summer arrive, brightly-coloured sails can be seen, bobbing across the waters of the lake. The summer heat brings with it swimming and sunbathing enthusiasts, who come to enjoy any one of the Lac du Der's six beaches with their visitor amenities.
As they relax, motorboats and water-skiers put on a display on the 600 hectares of lake specially set aside for them.
When the light begins to take on the colours of autumn, anglers launch their boats and set out to fish for pike, carp, perch or roach.
As winter sets in, the lake takes on the appearance of an estuary at low tide. Visitors see a very different scene at this time of year.
This season is above all the time for watching the migrating birds. More than 270 species have been seen on the Der, some of them rare and endangered. Every year, over 250,000 birdwatchers make their way here to watch nature's great performance.