Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon

4.6
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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. 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 nice park, a rose garden, a small lake, greenhouses and the highlight of the walk a free zoo. Ideal for families, sportsmen, lovers of relaxation.
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  • The Golden Head Park is the occasion of a beautiful walk during which you can do a thousand exciting things especially in the spring when the beautiful rose garden is blooming. Sportsmen run, cyclists enjoy the wide alleys, gym and football fans have meadows to fight. And lovers to dream. You can canoe on the lake, fish, have a drink and have lunch at the restaurant. Pony rides for children and little train "the lizard" for the lazy. A kiosk with an open piano and a small concert break enjoyed. I end with the best: great free zoo, the madness of children and grown-ups: African plain, zebras, zebus, antelopes... Crocodiles, monkeys, giraffes, pink flamingos, squirrels everywhere, flowers, greenhouses for exotic plants. You can spend the day there and peck. : a nature day in the heart of the city and do not spend 1 penny if however you resist the merry-go-round and cotton candy ... hard hard
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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 😀
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