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Lorraine regional natural park

Lorraine’s regional park has a great environmental diversity, among which especially the wetlands have an exceptional richness in flora and fauna: 

  • The humid forests of Romersberg and those of the Reine 
  • The two hundred forest and meadow ponds 
  • The wet meadows
  • Over three hundred ponds, extended mainly over the Woëvre and the ‘Pays des étangs’ 
  • The Petite Woëvre ponds and the Lindre pond, two wetlands of international importance and consequently classified as a Ramsar site

Many birds frequent the territory of the park during periods of reproduction, during migration or during overwintering. To enable the discovery of this ornithological wealth, the sites of Lachaussée and Madine Lake have been equipped with observatories and trails accessible to the general public. 

Discover the park with your family

Listen, observe, feel… and share an extraordinary and enriching experience with your family... all of which is possible in the park! 

Want to know everything about bees? See you at the Ecomuseum of Hannonville-sous-les-Côtes! Prefer to experience weightlessness or to carry out acrobatic stunts, high into the trees?


Then it is at Madine Lake that you should go!

In addition, Lorraine Regional Natural Park offers an ideal opportunity for hiking or biking.


By bike: several routes for the family (though some are quite sporty!) are proposed, some with road markings and others with a map location. Over distances of twenty to sixty km, each circuit invites to discover yet another splendid sector of the territory.

On foot:
some five hundred kilometres of paths are marked out and are available for walkers. Many itineraries crisscross this territory: international hiking tours or grande randonnée (GR 5 Hoek van Holland-Nice); regional hiking tours or grande randonnée de pays (GRP between the Côtes de Moselle and Côtes de Meuse); and other walk and hike tracks or promenade et randonnée (PR).

The randofiches, or hiking maps, of Lorraine Regional Natural Park highlight some of the most remarkable routes. Accessible to the whole family, and with an average duration of three hours, these little maps offer a range of walks on the distinctive sites of the territory that reveal their wealth to walkers.

Numerous sites and activities invite young as well as old to the territory of the park.

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