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Written by Rahul on May 13, 2020 Share on

Water Jet, the 130-year-old gem in Lake Geneva

On my personal checklist of places to visit, Switzerland holds a sweet spot number. This because of its breathtaking visuals and picturesque locations. One will always want to Visit Swizz at least once in their life. This is because of its locations and the world-famous production of chocolates. But what many do not know is that it also has its eyes on the famous arts and is also unique in presenting them. One of such places to feast your eyes is the Water Jet fountain which is locally referred to as Jet d’eau. This is a visual treat to the eyes that is situated where the Lake Geneva exits as Rhone. This is one of the major attractions that one should visit while in Geneva. I hope this article will give you enough clarity on the Water jet of Geneva to plan your trip.

Water Fountain long shot
Water Fountain of Geneva | P.C – Google Images

The 5 Facts Section

1. The biggest tourist attraction of Geneva, The Large fountain is the Emblem of the Geneva City.
2. During the 19th Century, This was just a water release valve designed to relieve the pressure from the hydraulic pumping station.
3. The water fountain reached its maximum current height of 141 feet in 1951. It was achieved as they introduced to a new pumping system directly from the Lake.
4. The Jet Fountain is closed at night, during strong wind and during zero temperature.
5. The specially designed nozzle of the tube disperses into the water. This will turn the water into bubbles which makes the fountain into the water to be seen white in colour.

Water Jet Geneva
Water Jet Geneva | P.C – Google Images

The Direction Guide

The Water Fountain which has the water pressure of 200 Km per hour and which pumps 500 litres of water per second is the most visited attraction of Geneva. This most sought after activity is situated in Lake Geneva.

Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland

By Bus:
The Closest stop(s) available to the Water Fountain is the Rue du Lac stop, Métropole Stop and the Vollandes Stop. The Bus service(s) that reach the stops are as follows:
Rue du Lac stop: 2, 6, E, G, NS
Volland Stop: 2, 6, E, G, NS
Métropole Stop: 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 25, G+, LT74, NA, NC, NJ, N

By Ferry:
During the high season, there are regular trips from Lausanne, Montreux, and Vevey.
Exit “Genève” port, landing stage 150m from the castle.

Street view
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Street View)
Satellite View
Picture Courtesy: Google Maps (Satellite View)

Timings And Tickets Info


Jan – Mar – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday – Thursday – 10:00 am to sunset
Friday – Sunday – 10 am to 10:30 pm

Apr-Sept – 9:00 am to 11:15 pm

Monday – Thursday – 10:00 am to sunset
Friday – Sunday – 10 am to 10:30 pm

Oct-Nov – Closed for Maintenance

Nov-Mar – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


This wonderful piece of tourist attraction is one of the most sought after activity in Geneva as this is the main attraction of Geneva and one of the most picturesque location. The entry to this place is open to all public free of cost.

The best time to visit the Vatican is between April and October. This is the time where the Swizz will be at the peak of its weather and the best time for Sightseeing.

There are no restrictions on the dress codes to wear to the museum. Wear your comfortable casual clothing to this absolutely delightful experience.

Geneva in Swiss is one of the most sought after destination as it is the second-most populous city in Swiss. It also is the worldwide centre for diplomacy as it has numerous International organizations. It is also the proud home of the name “The Peace Capital”. Anyone who wants to travel around the world will have their eyes on travelling to Geneva. This can be possible with Pickyourtrail’s customizable itineraries to Swiss. Visit our website to customise your own itineraries and if you need any help, our Pickyourtrail personnel will help you out with the perfect itinerary for you. Stay tuned with our live blogs on our site to know more about where you want to travel with Pickyourtrail.

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