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Place de La Palud

Place de La Palud

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Address:
Place de la Palud, Lausanne nr,
Geneva 1003
Switzerland

The Place de la Palud is one of the most charming spots in Lausanne. This hilly square, in the midst of pedestrian streets, lined with shops and cafes, is also home to the 17th century Town Hall, which is still used for city business. The flower bedecked fountain (Lausanne’s oldest, built in 1726) in the middle of the square has a figure representing justice. But the most interesting part of the square is the large Omega clock on one side of the Café Grutli; every hour from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm the large Omega clock chimes the hours and presents a parade of important figures and scenes in the history of the canton of Vaud, filling the square with onlookers. Vendors line the streets on Wednesday and Saturday for the market. The square holds a market for the most creative artisans on the first Friday of the month from March through November, and also the first 3 Fridays of December. Be sure to visit the Lausanne Cathedral which is just a few minutes away from the Place de la
Palud.

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