Parc De La Tete D'or, Lyon
Parc De La Tete D'or, Lyon - Address, Phone Number
Address: 1 Boulevard du 11 November 1918, 69006 Lyon, France
Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
Timings: 06:30 am - 10:30 pm Details
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About Parc De La Tete D'or, Lyon
The park is Lyon’s favourite place. Despite the fact that it’s not as big as some other similar parks in France, it draws a massive crowd because it’s the only worthwhile ones in the city. The most famous of the park’s seven entrances is the Infants du Rhone. It offers a 16 acre lake in which baiting is permitted in the summer from the pier on the south bank. It has massive lawns that are encircles by wide and shady pathways; huge greenhouses and many decorative flowerbeds; and sculptures everywhere. There are four rose gardens, the most famous of them the International Rose Garden covering 40000 square metres, 30000 roses over 350 species. The Botanical Garden roses on the other hand trace the history of the rose. The trees aren’t any small fry either; 8800 individuals over various species include the Lebanese cedars, the tulip trees, gingko biloba, and bald cypress.
The park even has a zoo. Originally housing only some farm animals, enough animals (600) have been added over the years that it can now be considered a real zoo. About 70 species are represented including more of 30 of Europe’s breeding programmers. A section of the zoo call the African Plain is its most popular exhibit – a place where 130 different animals, sometimes of rare and protected species, are kept in sections like savannah, wet land, reptile house, desert and plain pavilion. Animals include the Barabary Lion, Ankole-Watusis, the Nile Lechwes, guineafowls and Black Crowned Cranes, pelicans, flamingoes, lemurs, crocodiles, antelopes, yellow mongooses, porcupines, sand cats, leopards, lions and turtles.
Walking, jogging, picnicking, people and animal watching aren’t the only pleasures you get to enjoy here – there’s even a vellodrome for some really awesome cycling.
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Parc De La Tete D'or Information
- All gardens and the zoo inside the park are free.
- You can rent bicycles at the main entrance.
- You can feed the ducks if you carry along some bread.
- There’s a coffee shop close to the entrance.
- There’s a car park with disability access.
- There’s a toilet fir disabled people.
Parc De La Tete D'or Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
How To reach Parc De La Tete D'or by Public Transport
- Trams T1 and T4 at Condorcet
Restaurants Near Parc De La Tete D'or
- Buvette desCygnes
- La Tete d’Or
- Restaurant Pavillon du Parc
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Parc De La Tete D'Or, Lyon Reviews - Write a Review
I love to run in this park. It has a botanical garden, a zoo, and even a lake. Just great!
A very good park for jogging and walking. A bit crowded on weekends. Nice ambience and good for family outing
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 :)
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.
Parking is a problem here but you can find a place around 5-10 minutes away depending on your chance and crowd. I would suggest you to come here by renting a bicycle because this place is so huge that you can't discover all the beautiful and interesting parts of this place by walking. Riding bicycle or jogging is perfect here. Another positive side is you can come here with your family for picnic. Very green, very huge and very silent place for meetings with close friends as well. You can easily be here for whole day. Zoopark will be very interesting for your children and you as well. Giant crocodile, lemurs, red panda and bulls are my favorite ones :). I think best time to visit here is on weekends because there will be less crowd and more silence :). I have traveled Lyon for two times and I spent my whole day here everytime. I think Parc de la Tête d'Or is most sightseeing place in Lyon. And then church on top of Lyon city is significantly beautiful as well. I have been in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier and Marseille. I think all of them are similar much or less. But every of them has its own beautiful parts. And these two I have mentioned were best parts of Lyon.