Orient Forest Regional Natural Park

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Orient Forest Regional Natural Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
LocationGrand Est, Aube, France
Coordinates48°18′43″N 4°24′16″E / 48.31193238°N 4.40433556°E / 48.31193238; 4.40433556Coordinates: 48°18′43″N 4°24′16″E / 48.31193238°N 4.40433556°E / 48.31193238; 4.40433556
Governing bodyFédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France

Orient Forest Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient) is a protected area of woodlands and lakes in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. It covers a total area of 70,000 hectares (170,000 acres)[1] The parkland encompasses the large Forêt d'Orient National Nature Reserve and three man-made lakes: Lac d'Orient, Lac du Temple, and Lac Amance.[2] The area was officially designated as a regional natural park in 1970.[1]

Member communes[edit]

The park includes the following member communes:[3]


The three man-made lakes offer sport and leisure activities for visitors. The largest lake, Lac d'Orient, covers 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) and includes two marinas and three sand beaches.[2]

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  1. ^ a b IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b Michelin (2010). Michelin Green Guide Alsace Lorraine Champagne. Michelin Apa Publications. p. 427. ISBN 978-1-906261-72-6. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  3. ^ :"Parc naturel régional de la Forêt d'Orient" (in French). Annuaire-mairie.fr. 2011. Retrieved 9 November 2011.

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