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  Opening dates : 08/04/2022 - 25/09/2022

The 3 lakes

This is where one of the first five French regional nature parks was created in 1970, covering 70.000 ha and housing 3 vast lakes: the Lac d'Orient, the Lac du Temple and the Lac Amance (5.000 ha), nestling in profound forests and surrounded by limestone hills on the east and west sides.

The Lac d'Orient is the biggest of the 3 lakes, with 2.300 ha of water to practise leisure activities like angling, swimming, water sports...


The 3 lakes are particularly known for angling. Carp, pike, silure...
You can buy fishing permits at the Maison des Lacs, located at the marina, a few hundred meters from the campsite.

A fishing permit costs about 20 Euros per day or 32 Euros per week. You can add an option to angle from a boat.
You can also go night fishing for carp. This requires a supplement on your permit.
All this information is available in a brochure at the Maison des Lacs.

In general, fishing for pike is allowed from the 1st of May until the month of October. Fishing for zander is allowed from mid-May to the end of October and fishing for carp is allowed from the 1st of April to mid-October.
At the beach of Mesnil-Saint-Père you can hire a rowing boat with one of the pedal boat hirers.

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If you bring your own fishing boat, you can leave your boat at one of the 10 spaces provided at the marina of Mesnil-Saint-Père.

Pleasure boating, windsurfing and water sports

The marina of Mesnil-Saint-Père is located at about 1 km of the campsite. You can leave your boat at one of the provided spaces. To reserve a space and for information about tariffs, please contact the harbour manager’s office by dialing:
Tel.: +33 (0)3 25 41 28 30 Fax: +33 (0)3 25 41 08 04
Mail: port.mesnil@aube.fr

On the beach facing the campsite, a few hundred metres away, you’ll find several hirers of pedal boats, small boats and windsurfing boards. You’ll also find a sailing school.
The beach is ideal for swimmers.

Observing the fauna

A 2.5 km track will take you to the heart of a green nature site…
With a little patience and luck, while posting at one of the three observatories, you can see the migratory birds resting before they take off to the African heat.