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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Landmark & the largest fountain of Geneva. The night view is Awesome. Jet d'Eau is one of the tallest fountain in the world. ... Soon after being finished, the fountain became the symbol of strength, ambition and vitality of Geneva and Switzerland. Its strong engines pump 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 meters
  • Beautiful blend of nature with civilisation. A huge water fountain in the middle on the lake with loads of seagals and geese wading about. Perfect for quiet self contemplation 😊
  • It's iconic and a must see! Take M2 boat line (included in the public transport ticket you'll get at your hotel/hostel) across the lake and you'll go right past it! It's magnificent.
  • If you're in Geneva, you have to see this! Iconic, dramatic and featured in the credits of 1970's TV series "The Champions". Check the "Schedule of the Jet d'eau" to tell when it's working - but seeing it power down is pretty spectacular as well.
  • Very beautiful! It's kinda scary to stand under it but it's huge fun! Must see if you're in Geneva!

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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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