Lyon, a city of natural beauty

Lyon loves its green open spaces!

Parks, gardens, green open spaces and embankments: in each district, natural areas have been preserved to give people somewhere pleasant to go for a walk, ride a bike, relax, read a book or chat.
The riverbanks are being developed to accommodate long promenades that link Tête d'Or Park to Gerland Park, where alternative means of transport are favoured. 
The banks of the Saône also provide a delightful walkway for pedestrians, punctuated by contemporary works of art.

Lyon pays careful attention to the quality of its living environment, and aims to remain attractive for future generations. This is why all its major projects, such as the Rhône embankments, the Confluence district and the banks of the Saône…, are designed in keeping with sustainable development requirements. Everything contributes towards putting humankind at the heart of the city's expansion, and preserving the environment.
You've seen and enjoyed the city, so why not now see Lyon in its natural glory?

Lyon, 'European Capital of Smart Tourism' 2019

For a number of years, Greater Lyon and OnlyLyon Tourism and Conventions have worked to develop responsible tourism and a range of activities that...

Parks, gardens and river banks

Although Tête d'Or Park is the most popular park, the others certainly don't lack charm!

Explore Lyon, a city of natural beauty: Hauteurs Park, Gerland Park, Blandan Park, Curiosités Park, Cerisaie Park, there's no end of parks you can go to for a stroll…  And all are highly appreciated by the locals.

Greater Lyon has successfully completed a project aimed at reclaiming its rivers, which began in 2002 with the rehabilitation of the banks of the Rhône, then the Saône. 

Tete d'Or Park

The largest and most popular of all the parks in Lyon is the Parc de la Tête d’Or… Inaugurated in 1857, this urban park inspired by English landscape...

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Rosa Mir Garden

Head to the Croix-Rousse to discover the astonishing Rosa Mir garden!

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Banks of the Rhône

Greater Lyon has successfully completed a project aimed at reclaiming its rivers, which began in 2002 with the rehabilitation of the banks of the...

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River Sâone banks

Make the most of the peace and quiet of the banks of the Saône thanks to the pedestrian promenade, and its alternating urban and pastoral...

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Have a big breath of fresh air


The weather's fine, let's go out and about!

Make the most of the fine weather to keep mowing on land or on water, in or around Lyon. The choice is yours!
No need to go far to find yourself in the heart of nature

Sustainable Tourism in Lyon

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Escapades from Lyon

Sport and nature: a winning combination!

The advantage of Lyon is that it's very easy to get away from things when you want to work out, go for a stroll, or relax in the heart of nature… and...

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