Parc de la Tête d’Or

Lyon is about 1h30 drive from Annecy. Lyon is a big city with lots of things to see or do (Old Lyon, Fourvières, Confluence Museum, Shopping in Part Dieu…) but if you need a break from the busy city and want to pleased the kids, enjoy the beautiful Parc de la Tête d’Or with lots of animals, trees and flowers.

Parc de la tête d’Or is a beautiful free park opened in 1857, it is similar to Central Park in NY.

It covers 17 acres of gardens, a lake, a zoo, amazing trees, some tropical greenhouses…

Discover the Asian Forest, 3 roseraies and many world wide flowers and trees.

Enjoy the amazing 3 hectares African Park with giraffes, zebras, lemurs and watusis. The zoo garden of 8 hectares has 400 animals (tortoises, snakes, birds…).

There is also a lovely Carroussel, mini karting, little train, boats to rent, restaurant and coffee places, candy and waffles shops.

You have 8 different entrances and it is free to enjoy this lovely garden in the city!

For more informations about Lyon please check their website Loisirs du parc de la Tête d’Or (

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