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Jet d'Eau

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Address: quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 022 909 70 00
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in...
Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.
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It was not in operation!

I just saw it once, from the flight. and the rest of my time there, the jet was close. It was the one famous thing that i knew about Geneva and it was close. So, be prepared not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

There is a little hyperbole here. 5 stars is a stretch. But we sat through 4 days of high winds and raw weather and then, voila, sunshine and calm winds. Finally, they turned the jet on during our last evening. It really is pretty and it is easy. Just walk down to the lake from the hotel and take all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Having this as an attraction shows how little Geneva has to offer. It seriously is just a water jet. The pier is dangerous to get to with narrow paths without railing. Anyone trips they will fall onto jagged rocks.

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Pardubice
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Spent 3 days in Geneva and did not see this dominant feature of the city. One can understand that it did not work when was too windy (which was the first two days), but I became very disappointed when it was not operating even the last day of my stay when it was nice, sunny weather with just light breeze.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A great landmark for getting around. You can walk up to almost under the jet. Expect to get wet though!!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I just saw it once, from the flight. and the rest of my time there, the jet was close. It was the one famous thing that i knew about Geneva and it was close. So, be prepared not to see the jet in action. Because depending on the weather (strong wind and cold temperature) The jet will automatically shut down.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

There is a much more beautiful fountain in this area but overall worth the walk from the area's hotels to see the Flower Clock, English Garden with its souvenir kiosks and the Water Jet, and especially the big flock of swans. 10 minute walk from the train station.

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wow what can I say. If I turn a tap on I get water flowing out, this is the same but turned the other way round and under great pressure, nothing more really to add, apart from the setting of lake Geneva is what you visit, not the jet!

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Vitry-sur-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The best way to "visit" it is to take an ice cream sitting near the Lac Leman. So, the best time is in summer, who can be very hot in Geneva

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Like the lake as a single attraction its overrated Wouldn't suggest you go out of your way to see it. Nor would I be disappointed now sitting in my hotel thinking....OH MY GOD

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Watching Jet D'Eau can be really mesmerizing. Take a stroll down the main boulevard, grab a coffee and go sit and watch the Jet D'Eau go up and down. The water can go really high and then low again. It's beautiful any time of the day, but especially on a sunny, clear day. Worth seeing!!

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