Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon

4.6
#1 of 4,835 in Outdoors in France
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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  • A breath d oxygen in this city where everyone lives in urban mode. Large park with a special feature: accessible to all well-known animals public. Monkeys, zebras, cats. Relaxation areas, everything is done for a very good time. Park on the side of Louis Guérin in Villeurbanne
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  • Very nice Park, it is very nice to wander, green spaces are maintained, the Park is clean and the greenhouses and botanical space are really beautiful. If you love nature, go for it! However, the Zoological Park is horrible. The lions need to run, off the space assigned to them is extremely small, they can absolutely nothing do with it, they look so sad. It is same for the bears and cats of the sands. We have not had the courage to go see other animals so it is shameful. We have a few questions on the living space and maintenance of animals the Zoological part is supplement to be banned if you walk there, it is shameful.
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  • A beautiful park with large fairways where to walk and beautiful stretches of grass, but the animal part is to hang himself. The bear is in a ridiculously small pen and we were able to see the towers in a loop for 15 minutes. Crocodiles are crammed into an inner enclosure without light and space. It made us very sad.
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  • A huge park to make a picnic. The atmosphere is very close to nature. If the weather is sunny you can enjoy a boat ride which is very relaxing. You can easily spend around 3-4 hours of your leisure time. If you're in a hurry then you cannot take much from this park. Best feel can be experienced when the weather is sunny
  • Beautiful park! We spent a lovely and relaxing time walking around the gardens, lake and isles of this huge park, the biggest urban park of France, according to the signs we read. Ideal for walking, running or cycling, there are also many places for eating and there is also a zoo and botanical garden inside.
  • Love it, feels otherwordly. Perfect for any occasion and wish. Day with family, romantic date, spending some me blissful me time... The botanic gardens and the zoo are free entry!
  • Very large and tranquil park. Had a zoo and many paths and alleys to explore. You can also rent a Segway and take a miniature train across the park. Prefect for families and children.
  • Still the best park i've ever been to in my life. It has everything! A lot of flowers, trees, wildlife roaming around, people jogging, people leisurely walking, people with pets, a beautiful lake, a really beautiful tree wherein you can rest and be hidden from others outside. I would definitely come back here. I went back to this place almost everyday as it was infront of my hotel. Definitely worth the walk.
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