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in the picture the lac d'Orient located in the Regional Natural Park of Orient Forest

The Regional Natural Park of Orient Forest is a French regional park located in the department of the Aube. Created in 1970, it is one of the five regional parks created in France.Covering an area of ​​80,000 hectares, it includes 57 towns representing a population of about 23,000 inhabitants.This park houses within large lakes and reservoirs (5000 ha), nestled in the deep forests and supervised, west and east, the hilly calcareous eminences. 106 are listed private ponds where a high quality fishery develops. These artificial lakes are part of the regulation system of the flow of the Seine in place since the mid-1960s structures (dams and supply channels, restitution), are managed by the Interdepartmental Institution of Dams Tanks Basin of the Seine. Institution of the city of Paris, they also manage Lakes Der-Chantecoq and Pannecière. The birth of the lakes made the territory a must place for migratory birds from the north and on the way to the hot lands of Africa. The park also includes 20 000 ha of forest dominated hornbeam and oak and much of which is private. The wood sector is the largest employer in the territory.The three lakes (Lake Amance: 500 ha Lake Temple: 1800 ha lake East: 2500 ha) have developed significant tourist activity around water sports (motor boating, swimming, sailing, diving ...)These large bodies of water are also in the great migration, an important stopover for thousands of birds: cranes, ducks, geese, raptors ...Note that the Amance lake is the largest lake in Europe for power boating, and Lake Temple is the largest space in Europe devoid of nautical equipment.

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