Place de la Palud

Place de la Palud, Lausanne: Hours, Address, Place de la Palud Reviews: 4.5/5

Place de la Palud
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Beatriz M
Dortmund, Germany4,438 contributions
Spectacle at the full hour
Dec 2020 • Solo
This place is lovely and there is something interesting about it. Each hour in front of the fountain the figures start moving on a building that is a pharmacy/shop. A song is played and some manly voice says some sentences. A friend explained to me that it is a story about a man who works at the cathedral and is responsible for shouting the time. I dont understand much French so I had no idea. It was interesting. So be there before the full hour to witness it.
Written 9 January 2021
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Moeandpumpkin
Munster, IN342 contributions
It's a square with a strange fountain
Aug 2019
It's okay as town squares go. We really just walked through it on the way from the metro to the Cathedral and back again. There is a very colorful fountain there, and that is sort of interesting.
Written 30 October 2019
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Crvan
Weston, FL534 contributions
Heartbeat of Old Town Lausanne
May 2019
This square is the heart of Old Town Lausanne with many wonderful old historic buildings, fountains, boutique shops and restaurants. We did not have time to wander down many of the streets in old town however we found everything we needed near the main square. We found a wonderful shop that sold all natural beauty products and my wife walked out with a good supply of all natural products - very pleased! The main square is located just downhill from the cathedral and near the old town city hall. After our way too brief visit to Lausanne, we definitely will be back for a more in depth discovery tour of Old Town. It has much to offer.
Written 6 September 2019
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Sahil13
Basel, Switzerland59 contributions
Heart of the Old Town !
Jul 2019
The heart of the old town... bustling with small, local as well as international brands.. quite busy during the day.. many cafe and bars around to just sit and relax
Written 29 August 2019
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Rama R
London, UK275 contributions
Fun place to have a leisurely walk
Aug 2019 • Family
We walked around this place after our tour of Lausanne Cathedral and before our dinner date at Pinte Besson nearby. There are all your branded shops alongwith tiny cafes and dining places. It's a bear little place with a colourful fountain in the centre. A good walk, happy time for all.
Written 9 August 2019
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JayHabeeb
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia69 contributions
The place was ok
Aug 2019 • Solo
Quite a lot shopping outlets around this area.. close to metro and buses . Near the Cathedral ..nice walk
Written 1 August 2019
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Claude B
Atlanta, GA289 contributions
Old Town Square
May 2019 • Couples
This is the main square in the old town of Lausanne, nice fountain, very clean area a lot of kids were playing around the fountain.
Written 1 July 2019
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,341 contributions
nice square
Apr 2019 • Family
nice square. beautiful fountain. caught a bit of the farmers market. market is probably bigger and better in the summer.
Written 27 April 2019
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Main square in the town. Normal
Jan 2019 • Solo
Place de la Palud is the main square located in the old town of Lausanne, a city in Switzerland. In the square there are some historical buildings like the city hall and the fountain of justice. Also it is the market square of the city and a very important place in the Middle Ages. Nowadays, it is a beautiful square, not more.
Written 31 January 2019
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WY_GrandTour
Hong Kong, China220 contributions
Swiss quality
Nov 2017
Came here twice. As with other Swiss cities, the city is hilly and tidy.

I like walking in the area especially in the evening when many joggers are on the street.
Written 6 October 2018
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