THE LAKE OF the DER CHANTECOQ THE SEA IN CHAMPAGNE


Thousands of million tourists come each year here, the Der lake, established in 1974 after 10 years of huge works, is the biggest artificial lake in Europe with its 4000 hectares.
or a simple but lovely drive on one of the many boats to discover the history of the lake.
In the autumn, it is almost 40000 ash-coated cranes which come and stay on the lake.

Tourist information office of the Lake 03.26.72.62.80 www.lacduder.com


JOINVILLE IN VALLAGE .. NATURAL, HISTORY(STORY) AND HERITAGE


Surrounded by the Marne, Joinville has 3560 inhabitants. It shows a rich and beautiful heritage from its princely past.
The wharf of … and its houses where wine-growers used to stock their props near the Marne.
Surrounded by narrow little streets, houses with their dovetailed roofs, a place also called “the little Venice”
It is also called «the wharf of second-hand book sellers » during a summer weekend where lots of photographers or craftspersons exhibit their works like a second-hand goods dealer.

The Church Notre-Dame, Apothicairerie, the Public, the holy Chapel Anne, a rich heritage to be discovered.


THE CASTLE OF the BIG GARDEN

It is a place where Claude of Lorraine, 1rst Duke of Guise and his wife Antoinette of Bourbon built their fiefdom: The castle of a big garden.

According to the legend, he might have built this castle for his wife to make it up to her of his love affairs.

Nowadays, it has become a place where people meet. It welcomes concerts, exhibitions.

Since 1990, it became like it used to be in the past with its flowerbeds of decoration, aromatic squares and vases, and its romantic park.

Guided tours in July and August information in 03.25.94.17.54 or www.legrandjardin.com


THE CASTLE OF CIREY-SUR-BLAISE

A beautiful curiosity of the Haute-Marne. Situated to Cirey on Blaise, on the valley of Blaise in the South of Doulevant the Castle.

Voltaire stayed there for 15 days, he was invited by Emilie de Breteuil, a Marquessa. In 1734, Voltaire left Paris after the publication of its “Philosophical Letters” and found a shelter in Cirey.

He made several changes there such as a restoration of embellishment, and even an extension of the castle.

Guided tours of June at the beginning of September information in 03.25.55.43.04


THE GARDENS OF MY MILL

From now on, they have a national reputation because Stephane BERN went there in June 2013 for his programme « The favourite garden of the French people ».

4000 perennials cover more than 12000 m2 at the foot of the mill of the host Philippe(master of the place Philippe) LEFORT.

Information 06.79.50.74.92


THE MILL TO the CRAWFISHES

Situated to Thonnance-les-Joinville, the owner of the place opens you the doors of its unusual breeding, the red-legged crawfishes rare sort(species). This place became experimental site in Europe and is the object of a scientific follow-up.
A visit and you will pinch it for them!!!

Information 03.25. 94. 13.76 or to www.ecrevisses.fr


THE MEMORIAL CHARLES DE GAULLE TO COLOMBEY 2 CHURCHES


Boisserie, domain of rest of the general de Gaulle, belongs to his(its) son Admiral Philippe de Gaulle.
The general and his wife as well as their daughter Anne are interred in the small municipal cemetery.
The Memorial Charles de Gaulle real route(course) of memory(report), a space of 1600 m2 or each can revisit in his/her/its own way the History(Story) of the French people.
Inaugurated in 2008, the memorial is installed(settled) at the foot of the Cross of Lorraine.

Information 03.25.30.90.80 or to www.memorial-charlesdegaulle.fr


THE STUD FARM OF MONTIER IN DER

During Summer-time, come and discover all the activities available in an extraordinary site of the XIX century, which is close to the Abbey-church.

Equestrian shows, guided-tour or self-tour, horse-drawn carriage drive and horse-shows in the racecourse of Crouée where several harnessing and training competitions take place.

Information in 03.25.04.69.17