Lyon, France

Parc de la Tête d’Or

Designed in a grand style, this 290 acre park is a European classic. A 7-acre lake, grand allées, statues, specimen trees, rides, a zoo, botanical garden and rose garden. There’s a 4 km (2.5 mile) perimeter ‘jogging trail’, which can be added on to with several km of interior paths. See the maps below.

Add-Ons: Interior park paths, and also the the paths along the Rhône river, heading south.

Essentials
  • 4 km (2.5 mile) perimeter loop, or DIY on the many interior trails
  • Flat
  • Numerous park entrances; Porte des Enfants de Rhône is a good entrance to use
  • Good metro or tram access, most of the way