Every month, the Park invites you to meet the people who make up the Park! This month, we invite you to discover Brigitte Lesimple, resident and elected official of Nanteuil-la-forêt
Can you introduce yourself in a few words?
I am Brigitte Lesimple, retired for 10 years as a nurse at the Reims hospital. I live in Nanteuil-la-Forêt, a small village of 300 people between Reims and Epernay. I feel very good and very lucky to live here. The village is close-knit and active, it’s a real pleasure! I also have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who contribute to my happiness!
Tell us about your journey!
I have spent my entire career in the same department at Reims hospital, in neurosurgery. Since I was little, it has always been a vocation for me to be a nurse!
I have always been very active and passionate about nature, flowers, woods! When I was little, I loved climbing the trees of Jonchery! Since then, I no longer climb trees but I really like walking in nature, especially in Montagne de Reims. I started Nordic walking several years ago with the ASPTT in Epernay. Then, over time, we decided to set up our own association “Nanteuillafond” (Facebook page here ! )
It is a sports association which offers Nordic walking and gymnastics. Every Saturday morning we organize a two-hour hike in the area, in the towns around Nanteuil-la-forêt. Besides, if you want to join us, you can happily join our group (even if you don't live in Nanteuil!). User-friendliness is guaranteed!
In 2020, I ran on the municipal list of Nanteui-la-forêt and since then I have been a councilor. I sit in particular on the flowering and communication commissions.
Tell us what your links are with the Park!
I have always been very in tune with the values and missions of a Park. We, the residents of the Park, are very lucky to live in a preserved and well-developed area!
I have been a Park delegate since I began my mandate, which means that I am the link between my municipality and the Park. For two years, this mission has been very important in the context of the revision of the Park charter.
Two years ago we volunteered to plant a hedge (75 shrubs of local species) and an orchard (9 trees) in the village's turning zone. We worked with Alexandra Pinelle, green and blue network study manager at the Park, who informed us about the type of species to favor, but also about the planting plan. She accompanied us throughout the entire process and it was very helpful to us. I even participated in the video that the Park has created on the theme of conservatory orchards!
What is your favorite place in Montagne de Reims?
My village of course and its surroundings! Between forests and ponds, the village benefits from an ideal location! Park in Nanteuil and don’t hesitate to explore its superb walks!