Tête d'Or Park, Lyon's wide prairie

Tête d'Or Park, Lyon's wide prairie

Considered the beating heart of Lyon, the Tête d'Or Park is one of the largest parks in Europe, expressing pride in local vegetation in the land of gastronomy.

While New York was inaugurating Central Park, Tête d'Or Park opened its lawns in 1857. For fans of treasure, legend has it that a golden head of Christ is buried here, which is how it got its name.

The Bühler brothers, Swiss landscapers, based its geography on that of the English gardeners, providing it with a botanical garden, a zoo, and a lake, as well as many buildings that include large greenhouses, a velodrome, and the Chalet des Gardes. Later, a memorial to the dead was erected on the Island of Swans. With more than 30,000 roses from 350 different varieties, rose lovers should not miss the rose garden at any price.

The Tête d'Or Park is the Lyonnais' favourite place to stroll and picnic, for generations young and old. It is up to you to choose what you like best about the park: a romantic boat trip on the lake, yoga classes in the gardens, strolling among the flower beds, a gourmet picnic in the shade of the Lebanese cedars, bike races, and much more to discover.

The seasons leave their mark, the city disappears, and nature is queen.

Parc de la Tête d'Or
Place Général Leclerc
69006 Lyon

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