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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 3 days ago

Was a shame the light show was not operating but it was still a great sight especially with varying wind speed and direction and just a few minutes walk from Hotel

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the original magnificent symbol of Geneva, imitated by Saudis and other nouveau riche but never matched. With the Mont Blanc behind it is a glorious sight.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jules060617
Reviewed 5 days ago

You have to see it but then when you have, you get a bit blasé about it. Its just a very big fountain. It is the symbol of Geneva.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yunshou57
Reviewed 6 days ago

The water fountain is operational daily from 10.00h until 22.00h, unless it shut down because of high winds or yearly maintenance. It is lit up at night and on specific days it is coloured Red--Blue--Green--Pink.........

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank thegrumpycook
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fountain that jets 140m into the air – now that is something! You definitely need to see it for yourself and take a photo.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 14simsim14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The jet of water spraying in Lake Leman, is a classic thing to view when visiting Geneva, easily seen from the pedestrian bridge you cross to head from the train station to the shopping area of Geneva. Stop and take a picture! You have been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a famous landmark, and impressive for the height they achieve. Nevertheless, it's just a fountain.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peanut-NL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The signature attraction of Geneva. Must see attraction. Can be seen from far away or go next to it throw the bridge. In winter time close as 4 pm. Great place to take photos from Mont Blanc bridge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank imohddashti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting for about 5 minutes just a water spout. Shoots up quite high something that you can add to saw list

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lyle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great to walk on both it’s banks with shops hotels and plenty places to eat on both side streets. The walk is great and refreshing with lots of beautiful natural scenery

Date of experience: January 2019
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Moe B
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Jeremy P | 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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February 11, 2015|
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Response from SnuffyNomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, only closed in high wind to avoid spray drift. 💨💦
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Travel Forum Posts
DrHarshil
Mumbai
Distance to Jet D'eau from airport (2 Replies)
Hi I am flying to Geneva and after a long flight I will be headed to Interlaken. While in Geneva, I would like to see the Jet D'eau. I want to know how far it is from the airport and then how far is the central railway station from the Jet D'eau. Thanks
April 29, 2009|
Response fromDouglasDC8|
It's 7 minutes by train to the main station. You can then catch a bus or walk (probably easiest). On foot it will be about 20 minutes at a relaxed pace. Leave the station by the underground shopping mall to Rue du Mont-Blanc. Walk down the hill to the bridge. You will then see the Jet d'Eau. Cross the bridge, turn left along the lakeside and you will come to the jetty. Another option is to take a mouette (bus boat) across the lake.
A_Screw_Loose
Penang Island, Malaysia
Jet D'Eau perspective from M3 Mouette (5 Replies)
Hello forumers, I would like to go near to the Jet D'Eau by the water. I noticed that Mouette M3 line crosses Jet D'Eau. Possible to experience being drenched by Jet D'Eau at M3 Mouette? Also is the walkway to the Jet D'Eau open at night during Saturday night? Is it easy to walk on or slippery at night due to the constant water?
September 05, 2010|
Response fromA_Screw_Loose|
Sorry would also like to ask if Rive is the nearest Tram Stop at Jet D'Eau? We would like to take a tram back to to the Mole station at night
Vishny
NY
5 Days in Switzerland - Need help (8 Replies)
Hi, We are planning for Switzerland trip from 26th Jun to 1st Jul. Following is what I prepared , need your advise for. ** represents the origin. Appreciate your early responses. Date Location Excursions Staying at Going for Excursion "Time (By Google maps)" 25-Jun Leaving from US 26-Jun Travel from Zurich Airport to Hotel. Visit Rheinwaterfalls at Zurich first half. Second half do a Zurich city tour **Zurich to Rheinfall 1:18Hrs 27-Jun Travel to Interlaken , Half day Interlaken...More
May 25, 2010|
Response fromNorthWestLondoner|
Hi, It's great that you've done some good research, but I have to say I think the pace is too much and you may find that you spend much of your holiday travelling, packing and unpacking and checking in and out of hotels. With 6 days (5 if you consider that the first day will include feeling jetlagged), I would suggest cutting it down to two bases. I know there are so many lovely places in Switzerland to choose from, but many people have reported wishing they had slowed down with their...More