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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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If you're in Geneve this is a must see. It is spectacular view that is within walking distance of most attraction

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Any guide book will give you the height / rate of the fountain. What is unusual is seeing it in the middle of a lakeshore. At night it is often lit up. During rough weather it is shut down to protect the road, pavements and the buildings along the left bank quais from being showered.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in Geneve this is a must see. It is spectacular view that is within walking distance of most attraction

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

You see it on TV but when you actually see it for real it really is a unique beauty. The water just jetting up in the air is so amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I wondered what all the fuss was about. I saw the other pics and thought to my self 'it's just a fountain!'. I must admit that it is breathtaking at first sight, and quite mesmerizing. It's a nice modern backdrop to a city with loads of history.

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Radauti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Most famous tourist attraction of Geneve; 140-something high water jet, with an unusual history (at first, used to relief the water pressure from the city's water pipes, then became so popular, that changed its purpose).

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

as water shoots /fountains go this is one of the best ones. it is almost visible from all of Geneva and the water looks clean and sparkling. nice picture opportunity/

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I only saw it from afar, I think you can get closer; it's kind of random during the day but it's adds to the very pretty waterfront by night.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Have a look at it as its the main city attraction but then go to the beach and enjoy the calm and nice scenery. Make sure you get close to the swans, they look amazing!

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Go early when the sun is rising on the East side. If your timing and the wind is right, you'll catch a beautiful rainbow coming off the mist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

On a non-windy day...this jet propelled fountain is something to see. I do not know if there is another in the world. If you get a chance, take a boat ride to get closer than shore.

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