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    Rendez-vous at Lac du Der

    The largest artificial lake in Western Europe.

    Lake Der-Chantecoq is the largest artificial lake in Western Europe. It’s a perfect spot for anyone who wants to enjoy a range of outdoor activities in a beautiful natural setting.

    Many water sports are popular here throughout the year, including sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, fishing and rowing, as well as walking, horse riding, rollerblading and cycling around the lake. In summer, there are sandy beaches and bathing spots. And every autumn, 70,000 crane gather here in their migration between their wintering grounds in the south and breeding sites in the north, which is an unforgettable sight.