Lyon may be well know for its urban architectural heritage, but it is also a city that appreciates and supports natural influences, and the city's numerous parks and green spaces attest to that. From tiny hidden away creative parks (such as Jardin Rosa Mir
), to the mammoth 117 hectares of the lovely Parc de la Tete d'Or
, the city's urban landscape is balanced by a healthy dose of green expanses.
In addition to Lyon's many city central parks, the outskirts of town and the surrounding areas include a number of large parkland areas and nature reserves, the most notable of which are Parc des Oiseaux
and Parc de Miribel Jonage
. But if you want to stay in the city's central areas, definitely start with Parc de la Tete d'Or
, and then work through the smaller and lesser know parks, all of which are listed below.
Boulevard des Belges
83 Grande rue de la Croix Rousse
Garden with Roughly Hewn Artwork Within... read more
Cours du Général Giraud
Garden with Childrens' Play Area in the Croix-Rousse district... read more
228 Avenue Berthelot
25 rue Chazière
Big Park Located on the Western Side of the Croix-Rousse Hill... read more
Esplanade de Fourvière