Green Belt around the Old Town
The historical old town is encircled by five parks running parallel to the path of the old town wall, sections of which are still intact and visible today. This green belt is popular with residents and visitors alike. The parkland was once fields, meadows and gardens situated just outside the town wall in days gone by.
The walk through the parks is about 2 kilometres long. It takes about 1½ hours to complete the circle. The topography can be challenging, as there is a difference of 47 metres from the lowest to the highest point. There are many steps to climb in the Rose Park and Avignon Park, making the walk unsuitable for bicyclists and wheelchair users. Nowhere in the old town are you more than 300 metres from one of the parks.