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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 #10 of 71 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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Genoa, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I don't get it...it a huge spout of water, big deal! It does look nice but I just don't get what makes it the symbol of the city? I enjoyed walking the promenade, nice to see all the city, buildings, flowers but there was nothing mesmerizing about the Jet D'Eau...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Jet D'Eau for your information is a man made so i'm not too sure whether you will like it .The day was a quite foggy on that day, so I couldn't really see until very far. But as I reached there, the surroundings was just amazing with the fountain in the background. Regardless of the weather, i still enjoyed myself... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Jet D´eau and the promenade is a relaxing area where you can have a stroll and relax, buy some ice cream or something to eat. I did not figure out at what times of the day it works as while we were having a stroll it was in operation but then suddenly it stopped. So most probably we were lucky... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you go to Geneva and do not go to the Jet d'eau, it is not Worth it. The Jet d'eau is the image of Geneva and its history. They shut off at night and during winther so it does not froze and break. It's amazing to have a pic nic while looking at it. You stay mesmerized

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Geneva’s Jet d’eau is located in the heart of city of Geneva. Its height reaches 140 meter, surrounded with combinations of city and building view and the green of garden around the lake. The sound of the water jet was really thrills my heart, nice combination of the sound of water and the serenity. You must see it while visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

the jet d'eau is beautiful to see both day and night. at night it is lit. many people walk on the promenade and there are many open air cafes where you can enjoy drinks and food all at very reasonable prices. do not miss out on the crocque monsieur or the crepes

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A great sight on a sunny day. The place is beautiful and the waters so clean. Beware of pickpockets as u strole around though. Nice place overall for a walk.

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Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You can see this from everywhere in the city and is quite bizarre - a straight jet of water shooting 140m into the air. But it's unique and great for fun photos

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

simply a jet.... lots of water coming up , making rainbows and interesting shapes in the sun. We were amazed by that and could not take enough pictures from all the sites... :)

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I think if I just looked at this once, it wouldn't be as good. We stayed just across the road and it was lovely to see it constantly and it just became a wonderful feel to our stay.

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