The weather was fantastic when I visited Parc de la Tete d’Or. Unlike the very cold Paris where I came from before I went to Lyon, it was relatively hotter in this part of France in April. I had to buy normal shoes as I only brought one pair of boots with me for this trip, the light packer that I am.
I love parks in Europe. I’ve been to quite a few but Parc de la Tete d’Or is probably the best among all of those I’ve visited. Generally, the parks in Europe are free for the public but very well-maintained. We never had such places in the Philippines, or maybe I wasn’t just exploring my own country very well. Shame on me.
I arrived at Parc de la Tete d’Or around midday, I took the metro and the bus which was actually quite easy to manage. Lyon is a huge city but public transport is abundant, they’ve got the whole city covered. The park was packed when I arrived and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with it the moment I set foot in it. It’s probably the biggest park I’ve ever visited in Europe.
It houses a botanical garden and a zoo! I think the zoo sets Parc de la Tete d’Or different among all the other parks in Europe. Where else can you find a park within the city which has a huge collection of animals for their free for public zoo?
I spent almost half a day in here. I was basically just walking around, taking photos, watching people, reading my book and I had my lunch from one of the foodstalls in the area. It was a very relaxing day for me, I actually needed that as this whole trip is already draining me. Lyon is my last stop and as they say – save the best for last.
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