Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Statue of Liberty and Geneva its Jet d'Eau. This majestic 140 meter (a little over ... More
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Statue of Liberty and Geneva its Jet d'Eau. This majestic 140 meter (a little over 459 feet) water fountain, the tallest in the world, is the main emblem of the city, and one which cannot be missed. Its beauty dominates the lakefront and at night, when it is lit up, it is a breathtaking and romantic sight. The fountain became a tourist attraction in 1891. It projects 500 liters (132 gallons) of water per second at the unbelievable speed of 200 kilometers (124 miles) per hour. Walk along the jetty and get a closer look at the fountain.
My husband and I were there at the beginning and end of our 6 week trip. Geneva was a beautiful and interesting city. We especially enjoyed a long walk along the lake and the fountain was a nice backdrop. At the end of our trip we visited the French side of the lake and found another beautiful city.
i maybe expected more to see. The town center is allmost empty- no people to see, to feel the life and the rythm of the swiss... At my opinion it is too cold. I would like to recomend everybody to visit croatia - it is something new, warm people, lot of historical things to see, pleasent weather, lot of sun, beautiful, blue see and nature- everywhere... From dubrovnik, split, trogir, istra, zagreb, hundreds of islands... You will be pleasently suprised...!!!
The Geneva fountain is glorious, there is something very special about it ,very romantic too.
I walked all the way up on the little walkway to the hose and I felt quie weird.
I guess the whole experience was exceptional.
Its a MUST SEE.
I loved this place becaues it is so beautiful!!
you and your love should see this place too.
my husband proposed to me here!!
this was a once in a lifetime chance and i would kill to see it again.
actually, im going in June again for my 5th aniversary!!
and the kids (taylor and amanda) are so excided
come here and maybe your dreams will come true too.
Le Jet d'Eau is probably the most impressive thing about Geneva which all in all is a fairly boring city with not much to do. It's very expensive, has a very poor selection of restaurants and really does not cater for tourists outside of Switzerland/France.
It was the most wonderful experience.
I could not believe how clean the city
was, nice people and so organize.
Hope to visit you again
I will try to visit you again next summer
I could not belive how such an small city
can have so much history.
my two kids and i visited Geneva last summer vacation(august 2004). Invited by my cousin and his wife living there,we lived at their home in geneva for a whole month.
We planned our trip there so that we could be there for the Fete de Geneve which takes place annually around that time. It was a wonderful experience! The children were so marvelled by Le jet d'Eau that they have continued to talk about it. There is so much to see and do in that little town, that the wonderful experiences are countless.
We saw the United Nations, the Giant chair with one broken leg (monument for land mine victims), the botannical gardens, shopping in nearby towns of France which were less than half an hour away, bike rides,La Mont blanc, and to top it all off,......the best fireworks display in the world at the fete de Geneve!!!!
We will definitely be going back there next Summer!! And can't wait!!!
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