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JET D’EAU

Starting life as a simple safety valve for the city’s hydraulic power network, Geneva’s impressive water fountain has become the most recognizable and most important landmark in the ‘city of peace’ and is the world’s tallest fountain.

The Jet d’Eau has been a tourist attraction for 120 years and pumps 130 gallons of water a second to a height of 460 feet. This spectacular display of moving water stays active year round, with exception to maintenance in November and during extreme weather conditions. At night, the fountain is beautifully illuminated providing a stunning sight from the many hotels surrounding the lake.

Quai du Général-Guisan