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TOP 10 parks in Lyon

Where are the best parks in Lyon? Where to go for a walk in Lyon? Here, you'll find the best parks in Lyon to go for a walk, have a picnic with your family and recharge your batteries.

Parc de la Tête d’Or (Lyon 6)

This 105-hectare park is very popular in Lyon. It's the perfect place for a picnic with family and friends! You will see animals such as giraffes, pink flamingos and deer. There's also a botanical garden with tropical greenhouses, and a 17-hectare lake where you can sail around in a glider or a boat.

💭 Go with the kids to enjoy the free zoo

🕒 Summer : 6:30AM - 10:30PM / Winter : 6:30AM - 8:30PM

🚇 Métro A - Masséna

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Parc de Gerland (Lyon 7)

Do you fancy going for a walk in a park by the water, but you want to stay in Lyon? Then the Parc de Gerland is the place for you! You'll have a choice of several large fields, with more or less shade. From the park, you can see where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet! The Parc de Gerland is also home to the Skatepark de Lyon, where the outdoor part is open to all.

🕒 Summer : 6:30AM - 10:30PM / Winter : 6:30AM - 8:30PM

🚇 Métro B - Stade de Gerland

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Parc de Parilly (Bron)

The 178-hectare Parc de Parilly has a heavily wooded area as well as its large expanses of grass. It is not very well known among the people of Lyon. Yet it offers a wide range of sports facilities, including a dozen football and basketball pitches, two athletics tracks, a hippodrome and other sports grounds of all kinds.

🕒 8AM - 6PM

🚇 Métro D - Parilly

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Parc Sergent Blandan (Lyon 7)

The Parc Sergent Blandan is at the heart of the city of Lyon. Built on the site of former military barracks, it is now a place to relax and take part in sports and leisure activities. There are football and basketball pitches, a skatepark, ping-pong tables, an outdoor gym and a children's play area. The elevated area offers a panoramic view over the rest of the park.

🕒 Summer : 6:30AM - 10:30PM / Winter : 6:30AM - 7:30PM

🚇 Métro D - Garibaldi

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Grand Parc de Miribel-Jonage (Miribel)

This natural gem is just twenty minutes away from Lyon by public transport! It's the perfect spot to get away from your routine for a day. On hot days, you will be able to cool off by swimming in the lake. There are also sports facilities within the L'Atol' complex, as well as a workshop and exhibition area for all ages!

💭 Go there for a barbecue with friends

🚇 Bus N83 - Grand Parc l’Atol’


Parc des Hauteurs (Lyon 5)

This park, which overlooks the Fourvière hill, links the Basilica to the Saint-Jean district in Vieux-Lyon. The Passerelle des Quatre-Vents offers a magnificent view over the Saône and the Croix-Rousse. You'll also find the Jardins du Rosaire, home to botanical collections and an orchard. It's the ideal park to combine a stroll with a visit of Lyon's heritage!

💭 Go there to watch the sunset

🚇 Funiculaire F2 - Fourvière

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Domaine de Lacroix-Laval (Marcy-l’Etoile)

Fancy a trip to a park outside Lyon that's accessible by public transport? Then the Domaine de Lacroix-Laval is what you need! You'll be able to enjoy its fields and hiking trails to recharge your batteries. The park is provided with a magnificent castle dating back to the 12th century. You can visit its vegetable garden and its rose garden, as well as its French formal garden.

🕒 Summer : 6AM - 10PM / Winter : 7AM - 8PM

🚇 Bus 98 - Parc de Lacroix-Laval

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Parc Chambovet (Lyon 3)

The Parc Chambovet is largely unknown to the people of Lyon (and to tourists), which gives it its charm. It's a quiet park with jogging paths and a playground. Located in the Montchat district, on a small hill, you'll find a breathtaking view over Lyon!

🕒 Summer : 8AM - 10PM / Winter : 8AM - 7PM

🚇 Tramway T6 - Hôpitaux Est-Pinel

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Parc de la Feyssine (Villeurbanne)

This park is a piece of wilderness that sits astride the city centre and its outskirts. Its jogging and cycling paths will allow you to exercise in a more natural setting, without taking you too far from the city. Since it's on the banks of the Rhône, there are a few 'beaches' where you can settle down for an afternoon nap with your feet in the water!

🚇 Tramway T1 - IUT Feyssine

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Parc de la Cerisaie (Lyon 4)

At the top of the Croix-Rousse hill, the Parc de la Cerisaie is home to the Villa Gillet, a space dedicated to reflection on art. From this park, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city! There's also a play area and an orienteering course throughout the park.

🕒 Summer : 8AM - 10PM / Autumn - spring : 8AM - 7PM / Winter : 8AM - 6PM

🚇 Bus C13 - Les Esses

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