With three days in UNESCO-listed Lyon, you have plenty of time to experience the city’s history, cuisine, and surrounding vineyards. Cross the Saône and Rhône rivers, step into the cathedral, taste world-renowned wine, and more. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Lyon.
Tête d'Or Park (Parc de la Tête d'Or)
Place Général Leclerc, Lyon, France, 69006
Other park highlights include a lake offering water activities such as boating and swimming. Children can enjoy mini-boat rides in a pool dubbed the Little Lake. There are also pony rides, two tourist trains, quads with pedals, swings, go karts, and a carousel to make the day more fun for younger visitors. The park is a popular attraction in Lyon and is frequently visited as part of a cycling or Segway tour of the city.
Things to know before you go
- The Tête d'Or Park is a must-visit for families or those looking for urban nature.
- Bring your own picnic or stop at the park's shop for sweets, snacks, and souvenirs.
- The park is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.
How to get there
Tete d'Or Park encompasses a large stretch of Rhône River property in the 6th arrondissement bordering the city's main conference center and the Contemporary Art Museum. It can be accessed from Boulevard des Belges or Boulevard Stalingrad. The nearest metro stops are Masséna and Charpennes-Charles Hernu.
When to get there
The park is open daily from early morning until after sunset, staying open well into the night from the middle of April through the middle of October. Although the park is at its most popular during the summer, it's a year-round attraction. Keep in mind the park closes on windy days for safety reasons.
The Little Train of the Tête d'Or Park
One of the highlights of the park is the chance to take a ride on the "Little Train," a tourist train towed by a locomotive dating to 1948. This train circles the park, and a ride is a good way to orient yourself with what's on offer. It operates on Wednesdays, weekends, and public holidays, and is free for infants.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Tête d'Or Park (Parc de la Tête d'Or)?
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- Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art (Musée d'art Contemporain de Lyon)
- Lyon Les Halles Market (Les Halles Paul Bocuse)
- Lyon Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon)
- Lyon Palace of Justice (Palais de Justice Historique de Lyon)
- Célestins Theatre (Théâtre des Célestins)
- Old Lyon (Vieux Lyon)
- Musée Miniature et Cinéma
- Lyon Cathedral (Cathédrale St-Jean)
- Bellecour Square (Place Bellecour)
- Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière)
- Ancient Theatre of Fourvière (Théâtre Antique de Lyon)
- Lyon Opera House (Opéra National de Lyon)
- Lumière Institute (Institut Lumière)
- Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation)