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Top 5 Parks To Visit In Lyon

Destination(s): Lyon

No matter what time of year it is, visiting parks in Lyon is a nice way to add a touch of nature to the urban climate of a city visit. And with parks dotted all around the city, you can never be very far from a green retreat in Lyon.

Lyon boast many parks that range from the large and well known (such as Parc de la Tete d'Or), to hidden away little and lesser known parks, such as Jardin Rosa Mir. In this guide, I've made a selection which covers both types to create ' The Top 5 Parks To Visit In Lyon'. read more about Top 5 Parks To Visit In Lyon

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc de la Tête d'Or

  • Boulevard des Belges
  • tel:+33 4 7889 0203
  • Lyon, 69006

Visitors entering the lovely Parc de la Tête d'Or may find it reminiscent of locations used in a multitude of English period dramas; in fact, the park design was inspired by traditional English gardens, but landscaped on a very grandiose scale.  Covering 105 hectares, the park includes a large man-made boating lake, which covers roughly one quarter of the park area. The lake features an enigmatic island area which can be accessed using an underground tunnel (closed after 5pm), or used as a landing spot for boaters. The rest of the park includes large green spaces with mature flora, a zoo, botanic gardens and tropical greenhouses. Access to the park and all mentioned attractions (excluding boat hire) are provided free of charge. To experience the most enchanted entrance to Parc de la Tete d'Or, take a walk along the tree lined river Rhône and enter the park through the 'Enfant du Rhône' gate. read more about Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc Chambovet

Parc Chambovet

  • 2 rue Chambovet
  • tel:+33 4 7277 6969 (Information Touristique)
  • Lyon, 69003
Jardin Rosa Mir

Jardin Rosa Mir

  • 83 Grande rue de la Croix Rousse
  • tel:+33 4 7277 6969(Tourist Information)
  • Visit website
  • Lyon, 69001
Bonne Maison (La)

Bonne Maison (La)

  • 99 Chemin de Fontanières
  • tel:+33 4 7837 3837
  • Visit website
  • La Mulatière, 69350
Parc Chazière

Parc Chazière

  • 25 rue Chazière
  • tel:+33 4 72 69 47 60
  • Lyon, 69004