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Jet d'Eau

quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland (Rues-Basses Longemalle)
41 022 909 70 00
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Ranked #9 of 70 Attractions in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Fountains
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.
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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Nice place to walk around and view the water jet from various angels. Kids had fun with the english garden and fountain on the side as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's a big jet of water in the lake. A man-made addition to nature's beauty. When you've seen it you've seen it. Hardly a world-beating attraction but the Swiss seem to think so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

You can't miss this amazing fountain from almost anywhere in Geneva. If you walk out onto the pier/bridge to view it, make sure you have a waterproof on as you'll get wet! It's a great aid to not getting lost around Geneva (although that in itself would be difficult as it's quite compact). We hired a little boat and went... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although the fountain itself is not spectacular, we really liked the surrounding...they have nice seating arrangement made, nice take away counters..have food, watch the fountain and spend some quality time....we had half a day to spend in Geneva and therefore we took a train from airport and reached the main station.....its about 10 mins walk from the station and there... More

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not such a great thing! It is a plume of water visible from the lakeside promenade.There is a causeway out to it- not safe at all!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is a large jet of water, what else can you say - not worth travelling out of your way to see it.

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Thimphu, Bhutan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Jet d'Eau is a place where you could easily spend about 15 to 20 minutes taking pictures and just sit there and enjoy the lovely view!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very picturesque, and worth spending about 15-30 minutes getting out to the spray. Or you can just stay on the shore and watch this shoot up into the sky.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Having been to Geneva many times I never realised you can get so close to the iconic fountain. It's definitely worth the short wall from central Geneva. Walk along the jetty and you are almost touching the fountain. Great for a photo shoot.

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Darien, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is pretty amazing looking, and when you travel farther from the city, you can still see it. At night (no matter what anyone says) the lights surrounding it, do not change color; the lights stay white.

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