Legend has it that this park is named for the golden head of Christ that is hidden somewhere on site. Unbelievable? Well, so ... More
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. Hours vary for different areas of the park and throughout the year; see the website for more information.
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.
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