Boat trips, picnics, cultural events… Loads of options!
Lyon's green lung
A bit up the Rhône from the city centre, "Golden Head Park" was inaugurated in 1857 and France's largest urban park (117 hectares/290 acres) became Lyon's "green lung", ever growing in popularity to this day as a spot for locals to stroll, play, or just laze about and commune with nature. Activities are numerous, including biking (there are even bike rental stations at each of its eight entrances); boating on its lovely lake; picnicking (very popular); and taking in the zoo and botanical garden. In addition, there's an extensive year-round programme of cultural events including exhibitions and film screenings. Come and join the Lyonnais at play!