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Address: Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland
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Social center of Lausanne: popular cafes, student hangouts, an important...

Social center of Lausanne: popular cafes, student hangouts, an important church, St. Francis, where everyone meets.

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Not Bad, bur Nearly Empty

Perhaps it was the dank weather, but the square seemed, while attractive enough, not of great interest to me - that may have been in part as I was searching for a place to eat and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
DottoreGianni
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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419 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Perhaps it was the dank weather, but the square seemed, while attractive enough, not of great interest to me - that may have been in part as I was searching for a place to eat and of the few there none seemed particularly inviting. In fact, at the noon hour on a Monday I was surprised that almost no one... More 

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Karawang, Indonesia
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

NIce place to sight seeing in Switzerland, not too crowded, the building is quite interesting and we have to take a picture here.

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1 Thank Ariansyah
Lausanne, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A busy spot during the day, located in the heart of the vibrant city center of Lausanne. A lot of commercial shops,the central train station of Lausanne,some bars and small eating places are close even on foot.There are also many bus stops,some of them to and from the Leman lake. It has a nice church but otherwise nothing special to... More 

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2 Thank FreeBirdTravelling
Krakow, Poland
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Although during the day it's not a special place, during Christmas it was lovely - a lot of people and small shops with souvenirs and local products (cheese, sausages, honey etc), colourful lights. Hot wine was the best of all! I was passing through the place every day for 4 months and I really liked it. Many buses have a... More 

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Thank Gabriela S
Beirut, Lebanon
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Place St-Francois is rich in high end boutiques and coffee shops. it's nice for a walk and for a coffee outdoor.

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Thank Garbo58
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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289 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Quite a busy place, noisy. The church is nice, some buildings too, lakeviews you can get better elsewhere.

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Thank vaclean
Ljubljana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Walking around the city centre, you'll see this, sure. Is it drop down spectacular? No. But it is charming. It has bars, pubs, shops ... but don't make a special visit just for this.

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Thank Lukc
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the bus crossroads and apart from the church and banks, there is nothing much to visit. The Lausanne Palace hotel is close by - excellent cuisine and also a nice place for a drink.

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Thank 516Carol
Lausanne, Switzerland
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Place St Francois is the ever changing place in Lausanne, during hristmas you feel in the far North and can enjoy vin brule' and the nice hutte for gifts, during summer you stay outside in the nice bars and during the year you see people all the time. A place to spend time and enjoy the nice shops too ....

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Thank Federica T
Lausanne, Switzerland
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

If you want to hang around and to have some nice disco clubs, place st françois is the good one. Let's go for the gallery and commercial centre if you want a daily interesting area.

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