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Great Shopping

The shops are amazing. The cobble stone streets make it a lovely shopping experience. Living in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kimberly D
Westerly, Rhode Island
Nice buildings and church

It is a square in Switzerland which for a visitor from Canada may be more exciting. The church is... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Durham, Canada
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Social center of Lausanne: popular cafes, student hangouts, an important church, St. Francis, where everyone meets.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
5 Jun 2017
“Nice buildings and church”
4 weeks ago
“Great Shopping”
Place St-Francois, Lausanne 1002, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It is a square in Switzerland which for a visitor from Canada may be more exciting. The church is lovley and the buildings are interesting, it is everyday life for the locals I was just happy to share the same space.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

From an urban point of view this is with "place de la Riponne" one of the two worst places in Lausanne. Central building of St-Francois is the church: On the North side you have the pedestrian part which is nice but the south side is...More

Thank ChengBK
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I crossed the Place St-Francois square on my way from the station to get to a restaurant. The square seemed nice but alright, but there was nothing more to it. Not a must do in Lausanne.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 17 June 2016

If you can get to Place St. Francois, you can navigate the 3-dimensional city that is Lausanne. Be sure you find Loom ice cream, Blondel chocolate, and Starbucks.

1  Thank Poemkat
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Perhaps it was the dank weather, but the square seemed, while attractive enough, not of great interest to me - that may have been in part as I was searching for a place to eat and of the few there none seemed particularly inviting. In...More

Thank DottoreGianni
Reviewed 9 October 2015

NIce place to sight seeing in Switzerland, not too crowded, the building is quite interesting and we have to take a picture here.

1  Thank Ariansyah
Reviewed 2 September 2015

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...More

2  Thank FreeBirdTravelling
Reviewed 2 August 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...More

1  Thank Gabriela S
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Place St-Francois is rich in high end boutiques and coffee shops. it's nice for a walk and for a coffee outdoor.

Thank Garbo58
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