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This quaint cobbled stone square is filled not only by the Town Hall but with the wonderfully colored buildings, each with its own window box of geraniums and pastel colored shutters. The square is home to the Fountain of Justice, whose basin dates from 1557 making it the city's oldest. The original Statue of Justice was made in 1585 but is now replaced by a copy. Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, a market is held on all surrounding pedestrian streets where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables. The overall atmosphere of the square is very laid back, making it a good place to relax in the outdoor cafés and restaurants.
It is virtually impossible to visit Lausanne without seeing this church, at least from the outside. Located right at the heart of Lausanne, St-François Church was established before the Reformation. After the building burnt down in the 1368 fire, the church was renovated to include an interesting combination of modern and traditional concepts. The church has automatic doors and a part of this monument has been renovated. Several concerts are held in the renovated part of the building. Historical information, concert schedules and services are available inside the church. Guided tours are conducted in this church that acquaints the visitors with the history of this place.
Although it may not not look like much, but Place Saint François is the hub of Lausanne. The hippest of cafés here is the Café Romand. You can also the grand Saint François Church. Many street entertainers perform here and students hang out. Every city has one place where everyone inevitably winds up passing through, and this is the one in Lausanne. You will walk through the square on your way to trendy rue de Bourg, Place de la Palud, Place Riponne and all its museums. Good place to be seen.
In the 10th century, this church was dedicated to St. Laurent. In 1638, only the bell tower remained, thus a new building was constructed from 1716 to 1719 by Guillaume Delagrange. Major renovations were done between 1761 and 1763, mainly that the medieval bell tower was removed, and architect Rodolphe de Croussaz implmented an ornate baroque façade. In 1798, Waldesian revolutionaries took over the church as their makeshift headquarters.
A welcoming and homely congregation of the Church of Scotland, Scots Kirk is a beautiful English Gothic Revival style building, dedicated to honor and preserve the name of Christ in the village of Lausanne. The members of the church are a diverse group and it is in fact encouraged that people of all ages, denominations and nationalities become a part of this community. A wide variety of activities are undertaken at the club including a weekly Bible Study Groups, a Scottish Country Dancing Club and an Art Group. Activities and games are also organized regularly for members of different ages.
Gare De Lausanne is a main hub for all the local and international rail routes passing through Lausanne city. This highly maintained station has a well-appointed railway staff will assist you in reserving tickets and solve other railway related queries.