Jet d'Eau
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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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  • Ben F
    Bloomington, Indiana1,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Like a Geyser!
    Hold on…am I in Yellowstone National Park?? Just kidding. This iconic Geneva fountain sure does resemble a geyser, and I love that. It’s a symbol of a wealthy, prosperous city that no one should forget.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore9,974 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular and Nice!
    The Jet d'Eau, meaning 'water jet' in English, is a gigantic fountain on Lake Geneva built in 1886. It is one of the tallest fountains in the world. Of course, it's a famous landmark of the city too. It is good for us to revisit here and we still enjoyed the sight with the shooting of the water high up in the sky (~140m), it is so magnificent and awesome, despite of the sunny and warm weather! It's spectacular! It is near the flower clock, the ferris wheel and the old town! And do checkout my reviews of these places too.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 5, 2023
  • helenandpaul13
    Worcester, United Kingdom1,673 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's really just a large fountain
    I remember watching the TV series The Champions when I was a kid. It always had the three agents (Richard, Sharon and Craig) standing with the fountain in the background. I thought that one day I would come to Geneva and get to visit it myself. Hey, it's just a fountain, but it stands on the waterfront spouting over 400 ft into the air in the middle of a spectacular city. At night it looks truly spectacular
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Voyageur544
    158 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply breathtaking
    First sight was from the air when arriving in Geneva - absolutely breathtaking! We then visited Lake Geneva by food and by boat from the city. The jet d’eau is absolutely magnifient from each of the bridge by the boat cruise ticket office by the Ritz-Carlton, from the boat during the cruise and a MUST is to walk past the Jardin Anglais and up as far as possible to the jet d’eau (the jetée sticks out into the lake). Simplement magnifique!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Zise Shu
    Philippines541 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tallest Fountain in Europe
    This is definitely the number one landmark in Geneva. When you heard the place Genève, Switzerland this tallest fountain in Europe comes to mind, so it's worth a visit. No entrance fee needed to come near to it. Just be prepared to drenched a little especially if the wind changes its direction. Sometimes you will witness the rainbow color in the water because of the rays of the sun, as per the local it's symbolizes the multicultural city of Geneva. Nevertheless, this place is worth a visit. Nevertheless, it's worth a visit
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 14, 2023
  • KLBOS
    Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom1,024 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Can’t miss this
    You will see this from all angles when walking by the lake and from most points by the shore. You can walk up very close , you get great vies from the lake boats , and depending on the wind direction you can soak up the mist. If the sun is out you get a rainbow effect.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • Arthur M
    Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Make sure to come just before 10 am to hear hysterically screaming visitors getting wet when the jet turns on!
    I went there around 10 am and perfect timing for me, they opened the water jet and to my surprise, I heard people screaming and running away. Turns out they were running away from where the jet's water landed. But aside from that, the city found a way to make the water jet to be displayed beautifully rather than just a giant fire hydrant that got run over by something. That was pretty impressive. It actually added to the vibe of the city rather than just negate it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Steviefull
    Kidderminster, United Kingdom1,943 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Can't Miss It
    It's pretty hard to miss this if you spend more than a few hours walking around the city. Do you need to see it, not really it's just a jet of water on a lake but it makes for a nice photo especially on a clear day. You'll see it whether you intend to or not, so embrace it and take a few minutes to appreciate it.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 29, 2024
  • David
    Lille, France1,828 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    OK.
    This landmark is so clearly visible that you don't need to get up close in order to see it. In fact, seeing it up close doesn't add a huge amount to the experince. It's a notable engineering work one must admit.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 1, 2024
  • Merryheart
    Singapore, Singapore6,219 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful landmark of Geneva
    Famous landmark of Geneva which is a must see. It is nothing special on its own but it is set on a scenic spot with the beautiful & picturesque Lake Geneva surrounding it with the Swiss Alps as the backdrop. This is a great place for a walk anytime of the year.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 25, 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Jet d'Eau is a true symbol of Geneva standing on Geneva lake and spraying the lake water high up to 140 meters. Due to wind, sometimes it looks like a water curtain.
However, I deduct one star as it starts pretty late at 10 AM and works only until sunset on weekdays and on weekends I think 10 PM or midnight.
You can walk right up to it, just be prepared to get wet.
Written April 12, 2022
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Gordon M
Chipping Norton, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
It’s not a fountain. It’s a very powerful jet of water which dominates the city waterfront. It is unmistakable Geneva and needs a visit at least once in a lifetime. Try walking out underneath but just make sure you check the wind direction. Before you do.
Written February 10, 2020
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
You can’t really miss this and can see it from miles away as you approach Geneva.

The jet fires very high into the sky from the lovely waters of Lake Geneva and offers loads of great photo opportunities from all angles. It is lit up at night, which offers a further dimension.
Written September 17, 2021
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RachelRizkallah
Lebanon860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Amazing view and great to pass next to it by boat. Sometimes if the weather is very windy, the jet d’eau is not on.

If you are taking a boat tour in lac leman, make sure that the jet d’eau is on or the tour is not worth it.
Written September 11, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
I fell in love with Jet deau, I do not know if I was lucky but it formed such a beautiful rainbow that left me speechless. I arrived at around 9 50 AM and did not know that it only starts at 10 AM but I read the sign and so I am able to say I was the first person to see the water jet on that day. I really recommend going to the place where it is and not only seeing it from the other side of the lake like my last pictures. It took me less than 15 minutes on foot from the train station. A must do!
Written January 17, 2021
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Jet d'Eau is visible from almost anywhere along the lakeshore in Geneva and is an impressive sight. It shoots high up into the air, and having it as a landmark adds to the views of the lake from the Geneva area. We enjoyed seeing it, and it's definitely worth making a point of doing so if you're visiting the city.
Written September 4, 2021
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helenandpaul13
Worcester, UK1,673 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I remember watching the TV series The Champions when I was a kid. It always had the three agents (Richard, Sharon and Craig) standing with the fountain in the background. I thought that one day I would come to Geneva and get to visit it myself. Hey, it's just a fountain, but it stands on the waterfront spouting over 400 ft into the air in the middle of a spectacular city. At night it looks truly spectacular
Written July 17, 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This focal point for the town wasn’t something we were aware of before we arrived but we soon came used to using it as a reference point as to where we were on the lake.

Shooting 140 m into the sky the wind blows droplets away causing beautiful rainbows across the water. I’ve heard it said that this was a natural phenomenon before but the city decided to turn it into a tourist attraction and they’ve done a great job.

There is a restaurant on a spit of land nearby and here you can eat a cheap but delicious dinner whilst gazing in or at the backdrop this creates.
Written June 25, 2022
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
For me it was just ok nothing that makes you go wow. It’s on the to do list and you do spend a bit of time around lake Geneva with other site seeing attractions.

For me it was a look, a few photos and move on, not really sure why it’s so high on the list of things to do in Geneva.
Written February 15, 2023
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iTravel_experiences
east coast148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We came to stand in the spray of the Jet d’Eau, the world's tallest fountain and trademark of the city. As we walked toward what looks to be a skinny jet of water shooting 453 ft into the air, we started feeling the mist from the 132 gallons of water per second that the fountain is pumping out. It was quite an amazing sight to look up as we walked around the jetty viewing the fountain from both sides. Pretty impressive. If it was a hotter day, we would have stayed longer under its mists and enjoying the cool spray.
Written February 12, 2020
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