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Jet d'Eau

quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 909 70 00
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Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“water fountain” (61 reviews)
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quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
Rues-Basses Longemalle
+41 22 909 70 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While arriving Geneve with airplane, on such a lovely day, i could see this one from the air. After checked in at hotel, i decided to check it out. A Beautiful hot day in october, i realised i was dressed wrong. But since its cold...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed 3 days ago

There really isn't much to be said. It's just a jet of water. It's in Lake Geneva, so seeing it is part of the experience of seeing Lake Geneva.

Thank arjuny1210
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First search about the history of this Kind of fountain! Arrives till 140 Meters hight, 200 km/hours speed of water ecc...

1  Thank Iman-Tourist_Guide
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was happy to see it from the flower clock park . But you can get real close and get sprayed with water. It only starts at 10 am. Nice view of the marina and lake

1  Thank ChongCY
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go right up close and feel the spray, it's amazing. We went on a sunny October day and there was a rainbow across the jet, truly beautiful. It's free and on the lakeside, great way to spend some time admiring the lake.

Thank Sandrobear
Reviewed 6 days ago

Been to geneva 4 times and this is the 1st time I have seen the Jet working. It is massive and you can get very close to it as well - A great chance to cool off on a hot day!

Thank adam_nwuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jet-d-eau-fountain, Jet d'Eau, literally meaning 'water jet', is the huge Fountain on the Geneva Lake. One of the tallest fountains in the world. Originally built in 1886 the fountain was used to control and release the excess pressure of a hydraulic plant at La Coulouvrenière....More

Thank Ahktar R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Real a great experience, specially when you get near the fountain you can see how strong the water is coming

Thank Francis V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jet d'Eau can be seen from multiple locations within Geneva and provides a spectacular view. I recommend you walk close to it and enjoy its view.

1  Thank OssamaGhazal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't get the entire objetive of this, but is a quick and fun stop to do before get the boats to cross the lake

Thank Eduardo-M-Araujo
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Moe B
September 2, 2017|
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Response from Thomas T | Reviewed this property |
I also didn’t use a car to go in Geneva city center. They have a very good public transport network. I would advise to use it.
February 11, 2015|
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Response from SnuffyNomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, only closed in high wind to avoid spray drift. 💨💦