PvB/PNRFO <p>Découvrez le territoire des Lacs et du Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient, pour vos vacances ou un weekend, avec des hébergements à taille humaine.<br />
Pour vous : 3 lacs (Orient, Temple, Amance), près du Lac du Der, ports de plaisance, loisirs nautiques, voile, kite-surf, motonautisme, ski nautique, jet-ski, pêche, baignade.<br />
Un cadre naturel exceptionnel : forets profondes, étangs, randonnée à pied, à cheval, en vélo.<br />
Plus de 265 especes d'oiseaux, migration des grues, cygogne noire, observatoires.<br />
Une terre d'histoire, voies romaines, Templiers, sculpture Renaissance, musée Napoléon, ecomusée.<br />...</p> Pascal Bourguignon / PNRFO <p>Le Balcon du Parc est une route touristique permettant de découvrir le Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient.</p> Gary Rodgers <p>Coucher de soleil sur le Lac d'Orient.<br />
En mémoire d'Alan Oswald Rodgers, Néo-Zélandais, pilote de Lancaster (1923-1944).</p> Anne villaumé / PNRFO <p>Pour la construction du nouvel observatoire du Lac du Temple, une technique respectueuse de l'environnement a été utilisé, le débardage.</p> Peter van Bussel / PNRFO <p>200 étangs au moyen-âge, aujourd'hui près de 70. Tous privés, certains sont accessibles en restant sur les chemins de randonnée.</p> PNRFO <p>Ici une Caloptéryx Vierge. Après l'accouplement, la femelle pond ses oeufs dans l'eau. Les larves muent plusieurs fois avant de sortir au grand air pour devenir des libellules... </p> Ludovic Thiérard <p>
Pont donnant accès à l'entrée par la grille d'honneur du Château de Brienne</p> Ange Franquin <p>Port de plaisance de Mesnil Saint-Père. Lac d'Orient.</p> PvB/PNRFO <p>Au point de vue du Croît, une table d'orientation avec des vues imprenables sur la Champagne humide, avec ses lacs, forêts et champs.</p> Ange Franquin <p>Le lac d'Orient: loin du bruit des moteurs...vive la voile sur toutes ses formes.</p> Peter van Bussel / PNRFO <p>Les lacs du PNR de la Forêt d'Orient atteignent des niveaux différents dans l'année, il n'est donc pas rare de croiser des arbres immergés sur les berges.</p> Pascal Bourguignon / PNRFO <p>Grands Lacs, forêts majestueuses, étangs, rivières, faune sauvage, prés et champs, grandes cultures, vignoble, plateaux et rivières, architecture à pans de bois, …</p>

Sites & Museums

The Foret d'Orient Regional Nature Parc holds a rich cultural an architectural history. Therefore, many museums and sites showing this heritage can be visited. Travel in time, with the Napoleon museum, the Foret d'Orient Ecomuseum, Dosches Windmill, several half-timbered churches throughout the territory… and many more !

Windmill of Dosches

Finished in Spring 2007, the Moulin de Dosches was reconstructed using traditional techniques from the C18th. It dominates the village and is part of a project on the theme of how bread was made in the past. Open days are organised every month. Group visits are by reservation. History of the windmill… in Dosches Reconstruction of the...

Napoleon museum and Treasures from the Churches

Brienne-le-Château, 3500 inhabitants, located on the North-East of the department Aube and the Forêt d’Orient Regional Nature Parc. A beautiful castle overlooks this town, which became famous, following Napoleon's stay at the local military school. This old building is now a Museum dedicated to Napoleon's childhood,...

Maison du Parc - A welcoming place and the Head office of the Park

Located in the middle of the forest, this C16th house is a privileged welcome point for our visitors. Open all year round, the staff of the tourist office are at your service for all tourist information. A permanent exhibition presents the territory of the Park and the actions undertaken. Exhibitions The permanent and temporary exhibitions...

Espace Faune de la Forêt d'Orient

Situated on a 89 ha peninsula of the Lac d'Orient,  between Mesnil-St-Père and the Maison du Parc, a special place allowing the discovery of mammals populating the forests of yesterday and today.

With a little patience and keeping as quiet as possible discover, from three observatories on the edge of the woods deer, roe deer and wild boar
as well as tarpan,auroch and elk.  Living in semi-captivity in their natural milieu , the animals are more easily seen at the end of the day.

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Ecomuseum in the Orient's forest


-The Cartwright’s Workshop

Just before the Great War, three brothers competed to see which of them could be the most ingenious in improving their ancestral know-know as farriers and cartwrights. In their workshop, beside the venerable forge and horseshoe table a tangle of belts and pulleys run from a « locomobile »which drives machine-tools from another age, such as the tower, which makes five spokes for cartwheels at the same time. The Cartwright's workshop has been wonderfully restored in its original condition, and the young will marvel and the old feel pangs of nostalgia when looking at it.

- The "House of days and fields"

One of the finest collections of agricultural tools and equipment in France, from ancient times to the modern tractor, so that you can experience man’s inexorable faith in the conquest of the land. In a perfect state of restoration and in the colours of the time, the collection is accompanied by an audiovisual montage which traces the environment and rural life at the time.

-The Museum of remarkable Structures

Some remarkable barns have been rebuilt on this site, such as a barn with an entrance hall and a barn with a treadmill, both wonderful because of their size and their beauty. Also a home from the beginning of the XXth century has been created.

Educational Farm

A 17th Century farm, located in the southern end of the natural park, nearby the lake d'Orient. Claudette and Alain will be delighted to show you their farm and share their passion and knowledge in a genuine athmosphere.
The farm includes 65 dairy cows, 60 heifers, 20 veals, 120 ha of land with cornfileds, wheat fields, fresh meadow, etc...

* Family guided tours upon reservation
* Educational tours upon reservation
* picnic area

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Champagne Cellars visits

Champagne , the must for parties, has a worldwide reputation..

The production area is delimited by a law of  1927.  The appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) covers some 34,000 hectares. Situated in   France at about 150 kilometres to the east of Paris, it includes 319 different crus (communes) in five departements : the Marne (67%), the Aube (23%), the Aisne (9%), the Haute-Marne and Seine-et-Marne.  

In the Aube-en-Champagne, several communes in the Forêt d'Orient Regional Nature Park are also classed as AOC Champagne (Dolencourt, Bossancourt, Trannes, Argançon).

Several Champagne cellars, members of the Park's Intercommunal Tourist Office, offer the discovery of this noble drink by visits and/or tastings. For further information, click on the following links :

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