Picnics, Parks & Gardens in Lyon

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.

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Parc de la Tête d'Or

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Boulevard des Belges

Large and lovely nostalgic park... read more

Jardin Rosa Mir

83 Grande rue de la Croix Rousse

Garden with Roughly Hewn Artwork Within... read more

Parc Chambovet

2 rue Chambovet

Large and active park in Lyon... read more

Jardin des Chartreux

Cours du Général Giraud

Garden with Childrens' Play Area in the Croix-Rousse district... read more

Cimetière de la Guillotière Nouveau

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228 Avenue Berthelot

The art of mausoleums... read more

Parc Chazière

25 rue Chazière

Big Park Located on the Western Side of the Croix-Rousse Hill... read more

Bois de Balmont

rue des Contrebandiers

Romantic garden of the Duchy... read more

Bonne Maison (La)

99 Chemin de Fontanières

Unexpected Floral Paradise... read more

Parc du Confluent

Quai du Rhône

Park on the banks of the Rhone... read more

Parc de la Cerisaie

25 rue Chazière

Park in Croix-Rousse district... read more

Jardin du Rosaire

Montée Saint-Barthélémy
Esplanade de Fourvière

Garden on the Fourvière Slopes... read more
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