A Weekend in Lyon: Parc de la Tête d’Or & Palet d’Or

A Weekend in Lyon: Parc de la Tête d’Or & Palet d’Or

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This is the third and final installment of our Lyon trip and largely just an excuse to post pictures. We spent hours walking around the Parc de la Tête d’Or (Park of the Golden Head). This place is a HUGE urban park (~290 acres) and has a lake, zoo, botanical garden, velodrome, miniature train, and probably much more.

On the way to the park, we stopped at Bernachon to pick up chocolate to accompany our stroll around the park. This was a great idea. Bernachon is a famous chocolate shop where the chocolate is made on premise. The supply is fairly limited, so it’s hard to get outside of Lyon. We selected a bunch of small bite-sized pieces and a Palet d’Or (ganache-filled chocolate disc flecked with… you guessed it – gold!). If you refer back to our destination, you’ll understand why I had to get this – I love a theme.

I am neither a huge nature-lover, nor an animal-lover, but I do love weird and colorful things. Fall is in full swing in France and everything is freakin’ gorgeous, and this park is a great example of that. I took hundreds of photos. Technically, the photos aren’t all that great (still working on the photography skills), but hopefully you’ll get a sense of how expansive and colorful this place is.

So, if you hate nature and animals and color and beautiful things, this probably isn’t the post for you. Otherwise, gratuitous beauty follows below…

P.S. I may have organized these photos roughly in order of the rainbow. I know that’s weird.

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