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Address: Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland
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Description: 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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Central spot,practical but nothing much to see there.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Krakow, Poland
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51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Beirut, Lebanon
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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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Ljubljana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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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Izmir, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is the place where history and modern life are together; you can find everything you looking for. A lot of small, cheap but tastefull eating places. You can reach by bus or metro from Ouchy or Gare. All the shopping centers in the center of Lausanne, only good by walking.

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Reason to visit: There are many shops, house banks and lots of transport lines cross that place. The Church is beautiful but nothing special (I like more the Cathedral) The place: beautiful at night with the lightning but during the day there is nothing special except if you look for shops or any transport to go somewhere. In fact I... More 

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