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Vaud Sights

Place St-François (St. Francis Square)

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Updated 10/09/2012

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The stone-paved square is dominated by the massive post office and the former Franciscan Église St-François (Church of St. Francis), built during the 13th and 14th centuries. From 1783 to 1793, Edward Gibbon lived in a house on the site of the post office and there finished his work on The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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Lausanne, Vaud, 1003, Switzerland

Updated 10/09/2012


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