Troyes City Guide

The lakes of forêt d'Orient

The Forêt d'Orient is a multi-faceted beauty

Prized by the Aubois, the regional nature park of the Forêt d’Orient is home to an impressive ecosystem. Three vast lakes will divide the attention of nature lovers. The largest, the Lac d’Orient, is devoted to sailing and has many designated swimming areas; the Lac d’Amance draws amateur water-skiers, and the Lac du Temple is the perfect spot to calmly fish in the shade of hornbeams. For those who prefer to roam free with their hands in their pockets, there are many trails through hedged farmlands where you can admire a varied and inspiring flora and fauna. To the gentle lapping sound of water, by bicycle or in slow motion, the Forêt d’Orient is a mutli-faceted beauty: beautiful by day, beautiful at night.

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