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.

Above, Saône river seen from Passerelle Saint-Vincent. The viewpoint of Jardin des Chartreux can be seen.

Above, the park from below.

Above, Passerelle de l’Homme de la Roche, to Fourvière.

Above, stairs to the park (Montée de la Muette).

Above, Jardin de la Muette, a community garden.

Above, in Jardin des Chartreux.

Above, Saône, Passerelle de l’Homme de la Roche and Parc des Hauteurs. The area with grass is a ski and sledge slope during winter.

Above, Tour Métallique de Fourvière and Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Above, skyscrapers of La Part-Dieu.

Above, Jardin des Rigolards.

Above, Place Rouville near Jardin des Chartreux. It also has a good view on Lyon.


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.

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.

Above, the district seen from the viewpoint of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Above, tracks leading to the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc.

Above, Parc du Fort de Montluc.

Above, Esplanade du Dauphiné.

Above, Archives Départementales.

Above, Tour Part-Dieu.

Above, Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, on the other side of the tracks.

Above, public library, Tour Part-Dieu, Tour Incity, Part-Dieu shopping centre and Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, tram.

Above, Tour Swiss Life.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Incity.

Above, Parking des Halles Paul Bocuse.

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 slated to open to the public in 2019.

Above, gate on Boulevard des Tchécoslovaques.

Above, the main gate, on rue du Repos.

Above, Place d’Armes.

Above, playground.

Above, rampart.

Above, skatepark.