Country: fr


Lac du Der is situated south of Reims, near Saint -Dizier

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We are sailing form the South bank of the lake, near Giffaumont

The UFOLEP sports centre has rooms with 4 beds, + bathroom with a shower and toilet.  Breakfast and dinner are served in a self service canteen

There are also well heated rooms to change and hot showers just next to the launching beach.


There is a lot of space in the UFOLEP sports centre, but if you need utmost tranquility to recover, plan to make a huge amount of noise at night or absolutely want to avoid François "Equerre"'s incredible snoring, below hotels may be your preferred option : in Giffaumont / 5 min by car Ste Marie-du-Lac, (André's favorite) 20 min by car Montier-en-Der / 10 min by car

there is also 1 Campanile and 2 Ibis Hotels in St Dizier / 20 min. by car


A bit of history and background to this lake :

Three villages had to be destructed to allow its construction, and a whole church was also moved to what became the shore of the lake, and in front of which we will have the joy to sail !  While not everybody agreed the project in the beginning, it is nowadays widely accepted, and a strong touristic activity grew up all around the lake.

Activities are centered around recreational activities and outdoor sports including: cycling, hiking, fishing, water-skiing, rowing, and of course sailing! With its 3 marinas, its numerous sailing clubs and several water sports bases, Lac du Der is one of the Meccas for sailing on a reservoir in France! The Lac du Der is also an internationally well known ornithological reserve, partly because tens of thousand of birds assemble here each spring during their migration.

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