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Traffic hub with some secrets

St-François church is well worth a visit, especially on Saturday evenings (5pm) for the free... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Barbara E
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Good location!

In general, nice city and beautiful architecture :)~ I will come back here if I have chance... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2017
MiaDang_
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Warsaw, Poland
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Sep 24, 2018
“Traffic hub with some secrets”
Apr 30, 2018
“The hub of Lausanne”
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Social center of Lausanne: popular cafes, student hangouts, an important church, St. Francis, where everyone meets.
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Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

St-François church is well worth a visit, especially on Saturday evenings (5pm) for the free concerts, often performed by students from the nearby HEMU (collection at the end). There is also a quiet place inside if you want to get away from the noisy traffic....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

St Francois is the center of Lausanne and reflects much of Lausanne's character -banking, elegant stores and the famed Palace Hotel. Stop here and have a cafe or enjoy some great bars and discos in short walking distance.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Good architecture, history attached to it. A guided tour would help. A pit stop on your vacation tour.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

A historical square in the very centre of the city, only 7 minutes away from the main railway station by foot. A beautiful medieval church St. Francis is a must to visit. The post and banks offices. Promisingly looking fashion boutiques.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

The best time of the year to visit Place Saint-François is definitely around Christmas because of the market. Otherwise there is not a lot to do but it remains a beautiful place.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jules S
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

In general, nice city and beautiful architecture :)~ I will come back here if I have chance. Definitely!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank MiaDang_
Reviewed October 5, 2017

a very nice place to have walk and spend some time. nice shops and small cafes. no traffic at all and easily accessible.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Starbucks, a few old but uncharming restaurants, like the Chinese place upstairs WTF. The tea room/café/bar that had a huge terrace is gone. The crepe and ice cream seller's kiosk is gone. Only the Kiosque St François is slightly interesting, but closes at 7pm and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mupp D
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Visiting Lausanne entails spending half a day or so in this neighborhood. There are shops, malls, and tourist attractions as well well two major bus stops in this place. The cathedral, St Francois, leads you! Do not miss it for the world.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Hussein D
Reviewed July 21, 2017

The shops are amazing. The cobble stone streets make it a lovely shopping experience. Living in Switzerland, this was my favorite daily shopping excursion

Date of experience: December 2016
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