Jet d’Eau

The Jet d’Eau is a large 140m-high fountain in Lake Geneva, located in the Eaux-Vives district of Geneva next to where the lake flows into the Rhône. It is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and is visible from far away. There is a walkway, the Jetée des Eaux-Vives, to get right next to the nozzle. Here is a schedule of the operating hours of the fountain.

Above, the Jet d’Eau seen from Cathédrale Saint-Pierre.

Above, Jetée des Eaux-Vives.

Above, many swans.

Above, Lake Geneva (Lac Léman).

Above, Phare des Pâquis.

Above, nozzle. The water is pumped at a speed of 200 km/h.

Above, at the tip of the Jetée.

Above, Rade de Genève, looking towards the Rhône.

Above, Pâquis.

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Towers of Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève

The Cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève is a church in the old town of Geneva. It was built as a roman catholic church in the Middle Ages but became the adopted home church of Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Entrance to the main building is free, however access to the towers, with an open air observatory and a great view of Geneva and the lake, costs 5 Fr.

Above, stairs to the towers.

Above, watch room in the south tower. That tower does not have an open air platform.

Above, bell tower, north tower and Jet d’Eau in the background.

Above, crossing to the north tower.

Above, Lake Geneva.

Above, Pont du Mont Blanc.

Above, open air platform of the north tower.

Above, Salève.

Above, RTS tower.

Above, south tower.

Above, Jet d’Eau and Eaux Vives.

Above, temporary ferris wheel for the summer.

Above, on the way down.

Above, back in the church.

Above, tomb of Duc de Rohan.

La Jonction in Geneva: Confluence of Rhône and Arve rivers

La Jonction is a place in Geneva where the rivers Rhône and Arve join with each other. Both rivers have different colors and, when meeting, their waters mix together into the one final river, Rhône. For a good view of this phenomenon, there is a viewpoint next to the water, as well as a bridge (Viaduc de la Jonction) 40m above.

Above, promenade along the Rhône, coming from Lake Geneva.

Above, viewpoint.

Above, Viaduc de la Jonction.

Above, Arve on the left side.

Above, Rhône on the right side.

Above, walking along the Arve in order to get to the Viaduc through the Bois de la Bâtie.

Above, there is a TPG bus depot right next to the Jonction.

Above, on the Viaduc.

Above, the mixing clearly visible from above.

Above, Viaduc seen from the Falaises de Saint-Jean.