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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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia13,456 contributions
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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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,484 contributions
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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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,875 contributions
Aug 2019
You cannot miss this sight if you are in Geneva and look towards the lake. This water jet was initially created in 1886 for technical issues to solve some engineering problems. It remained to this day as a famed attraction. This jet is said to be the highest water fountain in the world. It is beautifully lighted up during the nights. However it does not operate 24 hours, it is shut off at night and switched on again in the morning.
Written May 14, 2020
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Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
Bicester, UK3,180 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
The iconic water jet propelling water more than 100m in the air. I've had this in my list for quite some time but got the chance to visit today. You can actually walk very close to it but do so with a raincoat as the spray is very thick. The whole area is nice to visit with the walkway full of benches to sit down and enjoy a drink.
Written May 22, 2022
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,247 contributions
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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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR1,638 contributions
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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hajwanders
Mumbai, India258 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
The Jet d'Eau is a fountain in Lake Geneva that literally jets out and up. It's visible even from very far throughout the city. I too spotted it from afar and kept going to it. It is a very famous landmark. It has schedule but not in unfavourable conditions like snow storm or gutsy winds. Reaching would be very easy, just reach Lake Geneva.
Written February 2, 2020
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,111 contributions
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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the_3_adventurers
Raleigh, NC392 contributions
Dec 2019
I mean, this is just a water pump in the lake in the center of town. You can see it from so many vantage points, and when you're in downtown Geneva, it's lovely to see. I wouldn't travel here specifically to see it, though. We were there for the 81st Coupe de Noel, which was fun to watch (and certainly frigid for the participants), and it drew out attention to how beautiful and clear the water in the lake was.
Written January 2, 2020
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goodguyjas
London, UK1,058 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Centre piece to Geneva lake and city. Not the tallest I have seen but very impressive and gives you lots of photo opportunities, especially with the various boats and ferries passing by. You can walk up fairly close to it and not get wet provided the wind is not blowing in the wrong direction. At night it gets a colourful makeover and adds to the look of the city. No matter how many times you see it while in Geneva you can’t help but look again.
Written June 2, 2022
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