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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
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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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The Jet D'Eau and the Parade of Fountains

Each day during the Festival of Geneva (4-14 August) there are 3 'Parade of Fountains' displays. We went along to see the 10.30pm display and it was lovely. It had been raining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Julie M
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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It looks as impressive as in the photos and worth seeing from close by. I was surprised you can get so close to it and even go under it if you don't mind getting soaked.

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Brasilia, DF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Jet D'Eau is the most famous attraction of Geneva, but there are other more interesting places to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'd forgotten about this landmark and it was a glorious surprise. Evocative of so many movie scenes and easy to walk round the lake to get a closer view but be warned it can just stop for no apparent reason.

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Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over all those years Geneva would not be the same without the Jet d'Eau on Geneva Lake. Whatever your photographs angles, the water jet will always be in the picture. Nearest to the fountain you will feel the pressure of the jet - very impressive.

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Dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well that was special, a jet of water on the side of a lake, so whats next to see......oh that was it.....

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's always nice to see its sight, in Winter, Summer, after the rain, in the morning on the way to work. It adds character to the city and it can be very picturesque at different times of the day. If you get close enough you can get soaked, especially on a windy day. A 'must have' picture when visiting Geneva.

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Blairlogie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great photo ops. Spectacular! Go towards the end of the day in the summer when the light catches the water jets and creates a rainbow effect.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We saw the jet d'eau up close whilst cruising round Lake Geneva on one of the boat tours. Very impressive to see although they turned it off during the cruise because of the high winds.

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Hartfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Each day during the Festival of Geneva (4-14 August) there are 3 'Parade of Fountains' displays. We went along to see the 10.30pm display and it was lovely. It had been raining all evening, but stopped just in time for the parade. On the lake between the Jet D'Eau and Pont du Mont Blanc dozens of fountains danced and changed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make sure you go out to this jet of water. There is incredible power behind it and on a hot day it's great for cooling down.

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