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Place de la Palud

Lausanne, Switzerland
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Really cute place

Really cute place with the city hall where you will often witness weddings ! Pass by the "Raisin... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alistair d
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Brussels, Belgium
Come on Wednesdays and Saturdays for the open air market

The Place de la Palud is the center of town with an old fountain near the city hall. Besides shops... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
oliviaus2018
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Owego, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

Really cute place with the city hall where you will often witness weddings ! Pass by the "Raisin" restaurant if you want a tasty dinner !

Thank Alistair d
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Place de la Palud is the center of town with an old fountain near the city hall. Besides shops, restaurants, a wonderful pastry shop, and a chocolatier, there is a clock with a moving narrated story of Lausanne (every hour), as well as open...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Wednesday and Saturday mornings, the Place de la Palud is full of stands of spices and wild flowers. It is part of the farmers market which includes several streets in the center of Lausanne leading to the Place. This street market with its stands...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Every hour on the hour, the clock opens up a little door and lines of historic figurines circle round while the voice recounts local history. Great if you understand French. Attractive if you don't.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

A large cobbled square (not square in shape) with several interesting sights: the Fountain of Justice with colourful statue, behind it above the pharmacy a historical mechanical clock that parades every hour on the hour, the Town Hall (look up to see the fancy dragon...More

2  Thank Barbara E
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

Twice a week Lausanne has a street market and the Place de la Palud is at one end of it. That makes for a very busy downtown area. On Sundays meanwhile Lausanne shuts down and this area is empty, even many restaurants are closed. It...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

An amazing historical square with magnificent old buildings, a beautiful colourful fountain and a singing mechanic clock.

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a nice spot in the old town part of Lausanne which is good for strolling if you can manage the hills and cobblestones. However I have to say this is the only city in Switzerland where I felt slightly uneasy. Some rather sketchy...More

Thank A P
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Walking from Cathedral Lausanne via Escaliers de Marché to a shopping area and this fountain is in the middle. Cobblestone area surrounds the round fountain with the pretty painted statue. Buy chocolate from a couple chocolatier shops, sit on the walls of the fountain and...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

This plaza has one of the very beautiful painted fountains that one finds in cities in Switzerland, and it is definitely worth going to see. We were not aware even that there were other things to note near the fountain, as we came upon this...More

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Barbara C
February 15, 2018|
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Market days are Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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