The Geneva Water Fountain, Geneva

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A standout among the city's modern landmarks, the monumental The Geneva Water Fountain has served as one of the city's crowning symbols for over six decades. One of the largest fountains in the world, the structure pumps about 500 l (130 gal) of water each second, its misty plumes reaching a height of over 140 m (450 ft). Most sightseers choose to appreciate the structure from a distance, but if you do not mind a little spray on your clothes, you can inspect it at close range by standing on a pier, accessible from the left bank of the lake. Arrange your visit to The Geneva Water Fountain and discover more family-friendly attractions in Geneva using our Geneva trip maker .
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  • August 20, 2017
    Nice little place, as beautiful as closely! With by chance a pretty Rainbow. Late afternoon we took the risk of wet to access the lighthouse.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Symbol of Geneva and good propulsion only that on Sunday won't light it but a stroll worth by the Lake either on foot or by boat with places for a snow sites where enjoy the view
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  • August 19, 2017
    Even if it's not the most amazing thing about Genève it's a spot that you have to see. It's good cause you can enjoy it for free and the best it's during the feu d'artifice Genève.  more »
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  • Beautiful view, such huge and clean lake. Had so much fun hanging around this place. Stand as close as you get and wait for the wind to change its direction and be prepare to run! :)
  • Amazing view, it when it's lit up at night with different colors. Just looks amazing. And being close to it what the water is sprinkled on my skin is really refreshing during hot summer days
  • Can see it from all around the lake but I liked the view from the water best... take a cruise or one of the yellow and red taxi boats.
  • We love the new wooden platform to access the Jet d'eau! A moment of peace in the middle of the city.
  • So pretty!! A great backdrop in all directions. I loved that I could walk around the sea wall/boardwalk and see it from many perspectives.

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Where to stay in Geneva

In the elegant city of Geneva, a little shuteye doesn't come cheap. A number of relatively expensive hotels surround the lakefront, a prime location for visitors here; note that these tend to fill up for conferences and trade shows, so plan accordingly. More budget-minded travelers can look into options closer to the airport, which is a quick 15-minute ride on public transport into the city. While there a very few family-owned guesthouses and hotels, there are a handful of hostels--though these too are priced pretty steep. You can also find more affordable options in the outlying cities of Annemasse and Gaillard.
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