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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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Salient Landmark

The Jet d'eau just belongs to Geneva and it's a place where you have to go at least once while you are in Geneva. It is a spectacular fontain and in the evenings, when it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Tunis, Tunisia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Good, a continually running fountain. It utilizes its location well to be tourist attraction. In some way- it underline why Geneva is not a Tourist City.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The Jet d'eau just belongs to Geneva and it's a place where you have to go at least once while you are in Geneva. It is a spectacular fontain and in the evenings, when it is illuminated, it's worth a visit as well. Be careful, the footbridge might be slippery...

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

And it will proove that you have been there. After 10 pm it is dry... so take the picture before¨. Oh, don't forget, under the waer, it is wet ans slipery, be carefull.

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Pune, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Sooooo. Not the most delightful thing about this exorbitantly expensive yet gorgeous city. Lake Geneva looks so beautiful on its own.

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Toowoomba Qld
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the way it changes with the time of day, sun, angle you are looking at it from. A real attraction in a very attractive city.

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The Jet d'Eau...we came, we saw...we left! Not much to see in Geneva and so we saw this then we ate, slept in a great hotel and left!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Its a jet of water. It sprays up, and if the wind changes direction, you get wet. Its impressive that it gets so high. It's impressive that it serves no purpose but the locals love it. They love it a lot. Don't ask them what it's supposed to be for. They don't like that question. Its a jet of water...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

So the story is that the Jet actually started in the 1830s when the new water system pressurized Geneva north and south of the Rhone. At night, when all the watch factories and other manufacturing stopped and their water valves were closed, the pressure in the system became so high that the engineers designed a "relief" that jetted water into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Really liked the visit to the jet d'eau. Please go very near like we did. The wind direction changed and we were all wet, but a great laugh moment

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Very nice to walk around the shores of Leman to admire the fountain - on sunny days it creates a beautiful rainbow. I loved it!

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