Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon

Parc de la Tete d'Or is 117 hectares (290 acres) of urban outdoor fun. The locals love it for jogging and cycling, while you’ll love it for boating, the zoo, and mini-golf. Construction of this city oasis began in 1812 and continues to the present day. The city adds exhibits every few years, such as an African Safari addition to the zoo in 2010. Although the park takes its name for a legendary treasure that may have been buried on its grounds, you’ll find that the real treasure isn't gold or diamonds but the serenity of the park’s environs. Work out when and for how long to visit Parc de la Tete d'Or and other Lyon attractions using our handy Lyon itinerary site .
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  • Incredible Park! This is one of the best places I have ever visited and it’s completely free! The zoo and park areas are very cute. The botanical garden is amazing! They have some rare plants in the.....  more »
  • I love this park. It is dog friendly and absolutely amazing. I visit every time I am in Lyon and as a jogger it is a nice place to plan a route. The plants are all marked if you are interested in...  more »
  • That's the place where every Lyonnais is going to make sport, play, relax, enjoy nature, or take the small train.  more »
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  • It was amazing to have a pleasant surprise after another when we visited thinking it was just a park. This park has a free zoo with giraffes!! The greenhouse was big and beautiful! Definitely family friendly with playgrounds and activities. The washrooms are free and are placed throughout the park.
  • Big park, plenty of green space, a lake, an interesting zoo. Plenty of space to ride a bike or rollerskate. A botanical garden, a rose garden. You can find many things in this place and enjoy the nature at the same time 😀
  • Really nice park. it’s really easy to get there, there are several bus lines and it’s a 10 minute walk from the Massena metro station. This park is especially nice in summer, there is a lot of shade under the big trees, lots of big grassy areas for picnics. You can also go canoeing on the lake and there is even a small train. There are also plenty of playgrounds, dog parks, toilets and small shops if you want ice cream.
  • One of the places to be in Lyon in summer time. Ideal for every day jogging, family outing and picnic. Can also fully satisfy your curiosity if you fancy botanical spaces and zoo!
  • One of my favourite public parks. Great spaces where you can walk, jog, chill, hang out, see animals, have a drink or a snack, discover or develop knowledge on botany, play, take your kids out... It's a park filled with life and peace.
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