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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“getting wet” (19 reviews)
“big fountain” (21 reviews)
“lake geneva” (134 reviews)
quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
Rues-Basses Longemalle
+41 22 909 70 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free access and on a calm day you can walk past the water spout and beyond to the end of the harbour arm. Best visited on a warm day if possible - the closer you walk the more likely you are to get wet. Take...More

Thank Markrw3000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having seen this is many tourist guides, I had to see the water jet from up close!! It's an impressive sight, particularly on such a beautiful day!

1  Thank Prego51
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an iconic landmark for Geneva. It would be very difficult not to see it! I enjoyed seeing it both from the land and from boats. Mt Blanc was visible through the spray and produced an interesting photograph!

Thank Miriam624
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty cool, but it was off 2 of the 3 days we were there. Was off when we were in the bell tower, which was really disappointing as I wanted pictures with it and the city.

Thank John D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and meaningful. You can walk. Take a boat. Eat around or drink Take a boat taxi.jet water , the highlight of this City is on the lake. On the other side of lake you can find some villages like Yvoire which are great to...More

Thank Alireza123
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's not much to say, except that it's a giant spray of water shooting into the sky. Neat if you've never seen anything like it, but probably not worth going out of your way to see.

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visible from almost anywhere on Geneva's waterfront, this impressive fountain was originally built in 1886 as a way to relieve the water pressure at a hydraulic power plant. The fountain proved so popular that it was moved to an in-lake site and made to spray...More

Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is impossible not to see it whenever you are in the center of Geneva It is something different with an amazing pressure of water

Thank ChiefProcurement
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located downtown, it can be seen from many places of the city, and can be used as a position reference. The most interesting part is the history of the water jet. Originally, a hole was made on a pipe to ease the pressure of the...More

Thank Ricardo M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best time to visit the landmark is when the sky is clear . The white water fountain in blue sky background looks majestic. There is also a light show on weekends . But better to confirm it prior to visit. The fountain starts at...More

Thank dranuraggupta
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Is this open all year round?
11 February 2015|
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Response from SnuffyNomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, only closed in high wind to avoid spray drift. 💨💦