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Jet d'Eau

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Neighbourhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle
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Address: quai Gustave-Ador | Jetee des Eaux-Vives, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
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Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in...

Geneva's most prominent landmark, this tremendous fountain is located in Lake Geneva in the city's downtown area.

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I know it's a landmark, but... the lake itself is a beauty, there are lots of gorgeous places to visit around Geneva, so I just didn't get it much. It's an interesting place, so... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Olesya L
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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I know it's a landmark, but... the lake itself is a beauty, there are lots of gorgeous places to visit around Geneva, so I just didn't get it much. It's an interesting place, so you can take a walk along the shore and look at it. That will be enough, I am sure!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You cannot miss seeing the Jet d'Eau on Lake Geneva. It's super impressive. We were staying not far from the lake and walked past it a few times. It's definitely worth a visit, even in the winter!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can see this water jet from far. Personally, I do not find it special. But I think to achieve this jet the pump they use must be very powerful.

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Thank Tan_WeeKee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Geneva, you cannot miss the jet of water from the lake as to the height it goes into the air. Take the time to go down to the lake and admire the jet and the beautiful lake surrondings.

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Thank Duhollow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is okay. But not sure how it became a popular attraction. locals say, best to visit during summer time. Nice transport available from city center to jet d'eau. Don't forget to take your phone to capture selfie.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool tall fountain. I would say the architecture of the Old Town and Reformation Wall are more Instagram-worthy picture opportunities, but the fountain is still pretty to look at and not out of the way to go see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The jet d'eau continues to be one of the greatest sights of central Geneva. Despite having seen it and visited it numerous times in the past, I took my family to Geneva in Dec 2016 and though there was a chance it would not be on due to the winds and cold, we were fortunate enough to witness the jet... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely stop by to see this fountain. Very impressive. We got lots of great pictures. Easily accessible from downtown. Really glad I stopped by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This landmark can be seen all around the lake and during the warm weather you can walk out to it but beware that if the wind shifts you can get wet and even soaked.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to the end of the fountain because you can feel the water splashes and ready to be wet! However the fountain can be stopped at any time. So check the schedule. Most of the time it will be off around 4 pm. So do not expect the fountain to be on all the time!

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