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“Centre of Lausanne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Place St-Francois

Place St-Francois
Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland
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Ranked #4 of 16 Nightlife in Lausanne
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Coffeehouses, Clubs
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Owner description: Social center of Lausanne: popular cafes, student hangouts, an important church, St. Francis, where everyone meets.
Izmir, Turkey
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“Centre of Lausanne”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Madrid, Spain
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“Full of life”
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 did not find it a bit noisy.

Conclusion: Not a special place to visit but full of life and that's one of the places with most visits and transports in Lausanne

Visited January 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“very cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

gorgeous area, the st. francois church in the middle is gorgeous, it's also central. check out "blondels" chocolates - one of the best in lausanne. or, if you're feeling unoriginal, theres a starbucks there too. (one of the only two in lausanne!)

Visited November 2012
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Ancona, Italy
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“Edward Gibbon's house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The house where Edward Gibbon lived for many years, and where he completed his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, once stood in Place Saint Francois, where the post office stands now. There's a commemorative plaque on the corner of the building.

Visited October 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Its a place...nothing more”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Its a place in Lausanne with church....thats it. At night time the 'entertainment' is getting less and more risky since some strange character always stroll in this area. Nothing to see.

Visited August 2011
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