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Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.
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quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably the only thing worth seeing in Geneva! A refreshing and lovely sight in an otherwise sleepy town. Take a boat ride on the local "mouette" or simply enjoy the view from a nearby cafe or bar.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What’s not to like? Largest fountain in the world. Kids got close enough to get soaked! It is very impressive.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BermudaSkiBum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Check that it is on before walking all the way there as it can be turned off in high winds. Great fun for photographers especially on a sunny day!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RosieG256
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was pretty amazing to see the jet d’eau. Be careful not to call it a fountain, it’s a jet. Quite fascinating how they can make it so powerful!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's amazing that this fountain jet has been a Genevan landmark since the 19th century. While there is no specific place to enjoy it, the jet provides a central landmark for the Lake Geneva lakefront. We observed it from a bus tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HuskerTraveler2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fountain is at geneva lake it push the water in astream upwards for 150 meter. It is one of the landmarks of geneva

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank heshamrateb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ionic symbol of Geneva. I remember it from the opening credits of The Champions shown on TV all those years ago.!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank michaeldN2546IK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our city guide told us the jet came from when factories used to use hydro power on the river and when they closed at night and turned off the pipes, the reverse pressure would send jets up into the air in the river. Eventually they...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SarahKraus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jet d’Eau is located in Geneva harbour on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. This water fountain shoots a spray of water a 140 metres into the air. This is the iconic image of Geneva and one which all the tourists just have to have a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank danks44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fine 140 metre high jet of water on the lake is visible from many areas of this wonderful city.

Date of experience: September 2019
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moeb103
September 2, 2017|
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Response from jeremyp334 | Reviewed this property |
there is street parking in the adjacent area but its an easy walk from the main part of the city.
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Response from SnuffyNomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, only closed in high wind to avoid spray drift. 💨💦
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