"The Fountain" Le Jet d'Eau Tip by Maria81

Le Jet d'Eau, Geneva: 44 reviews and 78 photos


What is today Geneva's main tourist attraction used to be simply a security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory, it became the symbol of the city when it was transferred to the "rade".


500 litres of water per second are pumped to a height of almost 150 metres at a speed of 200 km per hour, with lighting during the evenings. You can come up close to the fountain, but beware - it can (and probably will!) get slippery and wet

Address: Quai du Général-Guisan
Phone: 41 022 909 70 00
Website: http://www.ville-geneve.ch/monuments-lieux-interet/patrimoine-monuments/jardin-anglais

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 26, 2009
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