Parc de la Tête d’Or

Parc de la Tête d’Or is a large park in the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. It has plenty of nature with many trees and large lawns as well as a lake. The park also contains a small zoo and a botanical garden (both of which are free).

Above, deer and emu enclosure (Parc aux Daims).

Above, fallow deer grazing.

Above, emu during summer.

Above, greenhouse of the botanical garden.

Above, another greenhouse.

Above, daffodils.

Above, ducks getting very close while I was eating a sandwich.

Above, in early spring, the botanical garden was a bit empty.

Above, spectacled bear, from Peru.

Above, African plain ecosystem.

Above, pink flamingos.

Above, red panda.

Above, lion.

Above, little train tracks.

Above, walking along the lake.

Above, wild goose.

Above, fishing.

Above, Cité Internationale.


Above, Tour Incity in the background.

Above, Ile du Souvenir, an island in the lake.

Above, there is a tunnel to reach the island but it was closed when I was there.

Above, G7 monument.


Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Bâtie

The Parc aux animaux du Bois-de-la-Bâtie is a small zoo located in the Bois-de-la-Bâtie park, in Geneva. It has many animals common in farms or native from Switzerland. Entrance is free.

Above, pygmy goat.

Above, aviary.

Above, deer.

Above, alpine ibex (bouquetin).

Café Félin “Ma Langue aux Chats”

At the end of my day trip to Québec City, while I was waiting for my bus back to Montreal, I stayed at Café Félin Ma Langue Aux Chats, a cat café close to both Old Québec and the bus station. The concept is similar to what can be found in Japan (and increasingly in other countries): It is a classic café, but with cats walking about. They were a bit sleepy when I visited but it was nice and relaxing after a day of walking.

Above, kombucha.