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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 #18 of 67 Attractions 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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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Jet d'Eau is a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks, being featured on the city's

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It's a plume of water shooting up about 140m at 200km/h. In winter it ends at 4pm though. Pity that in winter it's not lit up at night. Best view from St Pierre Cathedral's tower or on a sunny day with blue skies

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The power of the water-shoot is really impressive. It has a unique system that keeps the height always the same. You can go close from the base (2 meters from the center of the fountain). If the wing comes in the direction of the footbridge, you can even be wet by the water of it. There's a nice sidewalk from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

It's supposedly famous (I'd never heard of it), but it's not exactly exciting. It's a big jet of water. I took a photo. I kept walking.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Seen from far, even from aircraft flying overhead, it is part of the city and must be seen.Since out in the lake, all facilities are on the shore and spread out on both sides.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Of course if you are in Geneva, you have to go see the Jet d'eau. Its the symbol og Geneva. It would probably be better if we scheduled a tour to learn more about the workings of the fountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great to visit in the heat of the summer as you can walk out towards the jet exit and catch some spray! It is one of those visits that you would only do if you are in Geneva - don't make a special trip to see it (and personally, don't visit Geneva if you want a good weekend break -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A view I remember from opening credits of tv programme many years ago - great fun to see it in real life ! Enjoy walking by the lake and having the jet d'eau within view at every stride . Great photo opportunities to impress your friends. If you take a boat trip across the lake , you can get an... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is about the only thing worth seeing in Geneva and thankfully costs nothing but it is only a plume of water and we found it is not switched on on a Sunday. Why not? Good question. Just go somewhere other than Geneva if you want a good city break.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On a normal day i would say it was a nice sight but nothing too spectacular but i was lucky enough to see it during the geneva fair which made it look incredible with the following scenery.

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