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
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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- 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.
- Entry is free.
- Trams T1 and T4 at Condorcet
- Buvette desCygnes
- La Tete d’Or
- Restaurant Pavillon du Parc
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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
Free Park! Beautiful, calm, with animals. Perfect for a walk, jogging or children. There are renovation in the west corner but it's just the door. You have differents areas, a lake, roses, big trees. Really lovely.
Very nice park, clean and peaceful . A lot of stuff to see, picnic areas and possibility to cross the lake with a boat. Very nice location, well located. Next to the Museum of contemporary art, cinema, restaurants ..
Nice and very serene park. Saw a few geese roaming freely. Great scenery - almost post card like. A must visit especially for nature lovers.
Been to this park each time I visited Lyon. Worth chilling there, taking a peaceful walk. It's big enough to enjoy different routes and various parts of park. It also has deers and a little zoo inside! Place to take your kids and let them play on specified areas. You can rent bike for two or learn to Segway. Boat trip possible during summer time 👍
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.