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Lac de la Liez

Haute-Marne  >  France

Large lake which is a popular recreational destination in summer. Nice for some relaxed birding, but it might be a good idea to avoid peak season.

Added by Thierry Martin

Description

Lac de la Liez is a big reservoir located 5 km east of Langres, with a surface area of 290 hectare. The lake is popular with anglers for the pike and carp fishing. On the 450 m long dam (with a nice view of the fortified site of Langres) you can find many anglers. Because the lake is also used for swimming, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing summer is not the best period for birding here. Winter, spring or autumn are better for birding around the lake. But even in summer you can spot some nice birds if you start early on the day. You can walk or cycle along the 16 km path around the lake. Among the birds you can see on the lake and its surroundings are Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, Common Kingfisher, Common Pochard, Tufted Duck, Reed Warbler, Blackcap, Golden Oriole and Red-backed Shrike.

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Français: Réservoir d’alimentation du bief supérieur du canal de la Marne à la Saône situé à 5 km à l’est de Langres, ce plan d’eau a une surface de 290 ha pour une longueur de rive de 14,2 km et une profondeur maximum de 14,40 m. Le lac de La Liez est réputé pour la pêche du brochet et de la carpe. De nombreux pêcheurs pratiquent leur activité sur le barrage long de 450 m jouissant d’une belle vue sur le site fortifié de Langres. Le visiteur trouvera sur le bord du lac : restauration et prestataires de services loisirs nautiques qui l’accueilleront chaleureusement pour pratiquer voile, planche à voile, ski nautique, bouée tractée, location, etc...

Details

Access

You can park at various places along the lake and there is a big parking near the beach on the western side of the lake. A 16 km long walking and cycling trail around the lake makes it easy to explore the area.

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Français: Vous pouvez vous garer à divers endroits le long du lac et il y a un grand parking près de la plage du côté ouest du lac. Un sentier pédestre et cyclable de 16 km autour du lac permet de découvrir facilement la région.

Terrain and Habitat

Lake

Conditions

Open landscape

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Best time to visit

Spring, Winter

Route

Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

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