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Address: Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland

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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Special in Winter and Summer

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... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2013
Federica T
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 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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121 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 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 ....

1 Thank Federica T
Lausanne, Switzerland
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 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.

1 Thank almafo
Izmir, Turkey
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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.

1 Thank Gazzzci
Madrid, Spain
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100 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 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 

Thank PSdM
Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 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!)

1 Thank AndreaDee
Ancona, Italy
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1,335 reviews
831 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,664 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 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.

2 Thank ELear
Geneva, Switzerland
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53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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.

2 Thank Foody R
Zurich, Switzerland
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313 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

With its St. François church, a nice place with Starbuck coffee and many shops. There is a bus stop where many buses transit.

1 Thank Ivano62
Geneva, Switzerland
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106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Pivot placement to all shops and entertainement locations in Lausanne.

1 Thank Swiss_traveler_70

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