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Jet d'Eau

Address: quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland (Rues-Basses Longemalle)
Phone Number: 41 022 909 70 00
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Ranked #6 of 124 things to do in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located...
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Type: Fountains, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It's a real nice view from the bridge at the Jet d'Eau and to see the old buildings. It is a very special atmosphere around. A good one..

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Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The symbol of the city and the most recognisable sight of Switzerland, Jet d'eau is a great example how something simple can turn heads and get people's attention.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Shoots right up there - 7 tons of water & mist in the air at any one time. Excellent site for photos, with luck and the sun @ the right angle you could see a rainbow,

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The jet does liven up a lake side walk and makes for pretty pictures. You can walk quite near to it, but I would not go out of my way to see it.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My kids and I enjoyed watching this impressive landmark as we walked closer to get a better look, however, it was turned off by the time we arrived (around 12:30). I am not sure why (it was not snowing or raining, but it was cold), so I would see if there are specific times that it is active if you... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Impressive landmark but got turned off while we watched, possibly due to the rainy weather or perhaps its turned off at a certain time, so check if you wish to see it. Take a little yellow boat to get a closer look.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Take a stroll at the parks or the sidewalk and enjoy the view of the alps as backdrop, old buildings the lake, swans, ducks and this huge stream of water rushing up and then down! it is a must see Geneva landmark. Well, hard to miss, you can see it from anywhere. Beautiful sight!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I lived in Geneva for 37 years... If you're a visitor there, the Jet d'eau should be one of your top 5 spots to tick-off the list. If you're visiting during the warmer season, walk right to the end of the jetee and get sprayed with fresh lake water (The kids will love this). After your visit, walk all the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The highest water jet in the world, in recent years, they have colored jet of water with light games. It is most beautiful early evening

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South West England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful scenic view, so picturesque! Swans are so pretty around the lake shore. Scenic views from the boat taxi. Have to see it to believe how beautiful it is...! #visitgeneva

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