Parc De La Tete D'orCurrently Open [Closes at 10:30 pm]
- Address: 1 Boulevard du 11 November 1918, 69006 Lyon, France
- Timings: 06:30 am - 10:30 pm Details
- Phone: 33-472694760
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Zoo, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Green House, Sculpture
Parc De La Tete D'or - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Parc De La Tete D'or
95% of people who visit Lyon include Parc De La Tete D'or in their plan
56.55% of people start their Parc De La Tete D'or visit around 06 AM
4 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 4 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Parc De La Tete D'or
93.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parc De La Tete D'or
Parc De La Tete D'or Trips
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Parc De La Tete D'Or, Lyon Reviews
Gorgeous and huge park. Really nice area for walk, jog or cycling. It comprises a nice lake, beautiful small gardens and statues. During our visit it was not crowded but apparently it can get really busy with people but definitely worth a visit.
Beautiful park. Perfect for a visit after a rainy day. Can be very clean and there are lot of things to do at the park. There is a zoo and also a velodrome. If you can grab a cycle, it a great place to cycle around. There is a also a botanical garden. It is a large space with a pretty sizable lake somewhere in the middle where you can also sit by the water and enjoy the views. The river Rhone is very close to the park in case you wish to watch the Fourviere fireworks on Bastille day.
Beautiful large park which includes a botanical garden and a zoo (all for free!) Great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Easy access to transportation and not too far from restaurants.
Amazing park, went in to play mini golf but found so much more. Found a botanical gardens, a little zoo, fun fair areas, mini golf, we could ride paddle boats on the lake and we only seen half the park!! It is very kept and clean. One of the most beautiful parks that you can literally spend all day in, as we did, and never do the same thing twice.
Really big and peaceful piece of nature in the city. Strongly recommended. Also having a nice public zoo with a great amount of exotic animals and plants.