Legend has it that this park is named for the golden head of Christ that is hidden somewhere on site. Unbelievable? Well, so ... More
De la tête d'Or Park
Legend has it that this park is named for the golden head of Christ that is hidden somewhere on site. Unbelievable? Well, so is this park that covers more than 105 hectares and has a zoo, a 5-hectare rose garden and enormous greenhouses filled with exotic species—not to mention a mysterious island! This park is considered to be the "lung" of Lyon and is so popular that sometimes during weekends, joggers, families with push chairs and cyclists have trouble finding enough space. Admission is free.
I lived as a student in Lyon for a year and loved it. My accomodation was only a ten minute walk from the park.
I spent a good deal of time walking around the park. On a hot Summers day it's one of the most beautiful places in the world.
I also love Geneva and have a positive interest in eastern Europe.
I have connections in Lyon; David Lewis and Adrian Walsh, both owners of an Irish bar by the name of Johnny Walshs.
The esplanade on the left side of the Basilica of Fourvière provides one of the best views of the city:
the Croix Rousse and the Terreaux district on your left, the rooves of Saint Jean lower down the hill ...
The Musee d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern Art) was housed in the Palais des Beaux Arts for 10 years, and
in 1995 was transferred to the heart of the Cite Internationale. The museum has a large exhibition space spread ...
This is a stock exchange built by R. Dardel between 1855 and 1862. The main room is a glass roofed,
atrium style hall with ancient galleries facing the exterior and the sculpted decor is sumptuous. Place de la Bourse ...
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