The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet D'eau) Overview

Built-in 1886 to control water pressure, Geneva's Jet d'Eau is a famous landmark in this modern Swiss city. You can get great views of the fountains from most bus tours, Lake Geneva cruises, and even Segway tours. The Jet d'Eau is also often part of private city tours, small-group tours, and tours in nearby cities like Chamonix and Annecy. The famous 140-meter (459-foot) high Jet d'Eau (which means "water stream") fountain is in Lake Geneva in the southwest of Switzerland. 

This building is right before Geneva's promenades and can be seen over most of the city. People travelling alone can see the Jet d'Eau from many places in Geneva, like the English Garden and the Pont du Mont-Blanc, which is easy to walk across. It's a great place to stop on a walking tour because it's close to the Old Town and other central areas.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Entry Fee: No entry fee

Location: Quai Gustave-Ador, 1207 Genève, Switzerland


• Explore Geneva's skyline while the Jet d'Eau, one of the world's tallest fountains, towers at 140 metres.
• Discover the history of this renowned landmark, which once powered enterprises with hydraulic power in the 1800s and now symbolises Geneva's rich history and personality.
• Experience the Jet d'Eau magical change when night falls, when vivid lights illuminate its cascading waters, casting a mesmerising radiance that reflects magnificently over Lake Geneva.
• Admire the fountain's elegant curves and dramatic motions for limitless photo opportunities and eternal works of art against Geneva's scenic backdrop.
• Embrace the Jet d'Eau as a powerful emblem of Geneva's strength, innovation, and progress, inspiring everyone.

How To Reach

1. By car: The centre of Geneva is 2.23 kilometres from the Jet d'Eau.To get from Geneva to Jet d'Eau quickly, take a taxi. They cost sixteen to twenty Swiss Francs and take three minutes. 


2. By bus: After 1.8 kilometres, you'll reach the Gare de Cornavin bus stop. Take the bus to "Genève, Pierre-Fatio (Rive)" and walk to the fountain. This bus, number 9, goes to "Chêne-Bourg, Petit-Bel-Air." Walking from the station takes eight minutes and is 22 minutes away. 


3. By boat: Geneva (Station) to Jet d'Eau is a 1,000-meter walk. Take the ferry from Genève-Paquis to Genève-Quai Gustave Ador. It arrives every 20 minutes and takes 3 minutes, which includes the transfers. It costs 2 Swiss francs to ride the boat. 

Best Time To Visit

Jet d'Eau is open all year round to visit. It runs all year except for days with severe frost or high winds. 


1. Best Season: Some tourists recommend the months of May through October as the ideal time to visit Geneva due to the mild weather. 


2. Best Day of the Week: Lights illuminate the fountain on select weekends in March, April, mid-to late-September, and October, as well as from the end of April through the middle of September. There is lighting available upon request on other days. 


3. Best Time of Day: As the sun sets over the horizon, visitors to Geneva, Switzerland's Jet d'Eau, report that it is at its most picturesque, illuminating, and picturesque.

Other Essential Information

  • One of the greatest ways to observe the Jet d'Eau is via boat on Lake Geneva. It looks gorgeous from above.
  • Be sure to photograph the pond at different times of day to illustrate its changing beauty.
  • Get a spectacular sunset experience by visiting the fountain on weekends or requesting lighting on other days.
  • Guided walks or multilingual audio guides can teach you about this historic landmark's history and importance.
  • It may be too chilly or windy to visit the pond, so check the weather first.
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Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Point of Interest for The Geneva Water Fountain (Jet D'eau)
Watch the Beautiful Lighting at Jet d'Eau

Watch the Beautiful Lighting at Jet d'Eau

The Jet d'Eau changes beautifully as night falls. Lights that are very bright shine on falling water and give it a beautiful glow that makes the reflections on Lake Geneva's surface look lovely. The beautiful lighting adds another level of appeal to the fountain, making it a beacon that draws people in at night to see its ethereal beauty. 

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