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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  • We spent a nice Sunday afternoon there. A few people but it's normal to be able to see these animals in a park in the city.
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  • Awesome park, beautiful lake and greenery. Free zoo enclosed with rose gardens and botanicals. Excellent place to visit for half a day  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 😀
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