Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon

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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. To visit Parc de la Tete d'Or and other attractions in Lyon, use our Lyon family vacation planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Cute Park, with several facilities inside including a kiosk and a rickshaw rental. There is also a zoo, which I personally have not appreciated not being a mistress like that. In France you can visit the parks more cared for than this.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Extended Park which allows to walk more quietly. Plenty of shade very well for young kids. Well secured. Well maintained.
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  • August 17, 2017
    C is a beautiful huge park of course. Ideal for athletes and family rides. There are a few animals, but I regret that there are no more! It is difficult to park next to the Park c is a pity. We always go there with pleasure!
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  • July 16, 2017
    A very huge grand parc. Generally not crowded (except the weekends or holidays), it serves to be the best place for activities like jogging, running or working out. There is a botanical garden and also a zoo. This place is really amazing for spending time with your loved ones or for a picnic if you wish! Also there is a lake and nice chairs to rest nearby. Worth it :)
  • June 14, 2017
    One of my favorite places in France. Free, massive park with a decent zoo for the kids. The giraffes come out later, so come closer to the afternoon if your kids want to see them! Also, there's a giant greenhouse complex for those interested. For adults, there's a nice little cafe on the lake where you can get a coffee or a glass of wine. Highly recommended - you could spend a whole day in here if you wanted.
  • July 13, 2017
    This is one of my favorite spots in Lyon. If you are in France visit. Free zoo & huge botanical garden. Lots of space for kids to roam about & play. The rose garden is lovely & just the entire place is so well taken care of. Just an amazing urban park.
  • July 12, 2017
    Nice park with a free zoo and a big botanical garden!! The park by itself is cool, really big, so much grass, trees, green everywhere. There's also several glass houses which form the botanical garden. There you can find many kinds of plants, from cactae to jungle trees. There is also a zoo close to the bottom of the park, you just walk over there and suddenly animals start to show up. A nice place to spend several hours.
  • August 22, 2017
    A huge park 🏞 in the middle of town. Perfect for the kids to play and taking the animals out. There's also a free zoo as well as a rose garden and botanical garden.

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Where to stay in Lyon

Lyon’s nine districts surround the two major rivers running through the city: the Rhône and the Saône. The most scenic districts are Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) and La Croix Rousse, where the city’s historic sites are located. Lodging in these areas is walking distance to these sites. Near the breathtaking Parc de la Tête, the Tête D’Or district offers a quieter option away from the city center.
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