Jardin des Chartreux

Jardin des Chartreux is a park in the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood of Lyon. It offers a good view on the Saône below, the Fourvière hill and the business district of La Part-Dieu.

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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).

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La Part-Dieu neighbourhood in Lyon

La Part-Dieu is a neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, located around the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station. Beyond its importance as a major transport hub, La Part-Dieu is also the second-largest business district of France, with many office skyscrapers including Tour Incity, Tour Part-Dieu or Tour Oxygène. It also contains France’s largest shopping mall, La Part-Dieu Shopping Center.

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Parc Blandan (Lyon)

Parc Blandan is a large park located in the 7th arrondissement of Lyon, on the location of a former military fort. While the park was inaugurated in 2014, the upper part of the fort, which contains the Château de la Motte, is currently being developed and is scheduled to open to the public in 2019.

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Croix-Rousse Hill

La Croix-Rousse is the second major hill of the city of Lyon, as well as the name of a neighbourhood located on this hill. After crossing the Saône from the Fourvière area, I walked up the “montée de la Grande Côte”, a street that links the Place des Terreaux with the Croix-Rousse neighbourhood. I then went down towards the Rhône on the east side of the hill.

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Vieux Lyon / Fourvière Hill

The Fourvière Hill is the oldest inhabited part of the city of Lyon. At its foot, along the Saône river, is the Vieux Lyon (Old Town), a neighbourhood that dates from the middle ages. At the top of the hill, the Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière and the Tour Métallique dominate the city. Ruins of a roman theatre are also located near those landmarks. To get there, a funicular is available but it also possible to take the stairs.

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