Tourist attractions in the Saint-Dizier region

Find the must-see places to visit during your stay at Hôtel Picardy in Saint-Dizier.


The Lac du Der

Located 15 minutes from Hôtel Picardy in Saint-Dizier, the Lac du Der is one of the largest lakes in Europe with 4,800 hectares of water and 77 km of shoreline.


Infrastructures have been set up to welcome both swimmers and boaters:

  • 3 ports, including the nautical station and its marina in Giffaumont;

  • 6 beaches for swimming, supervised in July/August.

In the Pays du Der, the whole family can enjoy a multitude of activities, as well as discover the Charles de Gaulle Memorial, with its historical interpretation centre inaugurated on 11 October 2008 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


Located in Lorraine, in the heart of the Meuse department, Verdun is a major centre for history and remembrance tourism in France and Europe. Synonymous with the greatest battle of the 20th century, it is also the capital of the dragée, a speciality at Maison Braquier.

The great Champagne houses

Proud of their traditions, the people of Champagne will gladly introduce you to the making of their mythical wine by giving you a tour of their cellars dug into chalk, dating back to the Gallo-Roman era for the oldest of them.

Sports activities

Between hiking and cycling trails, there is no shortage of activities in the vicinity of Saint-Dizier!


  • By the hour,

  • Half days,

  • All day,

  • Weekly,

  • During the weekend.

All you have to do is join the cycle track from Saint-Dizier to get to the Lac du Der. This bike ride invites you to take an unusual trip to the edge of a real inland sea, set in greenery.

Mountain bike routes Tourism in Haute-Marne