The Jet d'Eau sprays water at a speed of 200km/hr and 140 metres into the air making it one of the largest fountains in the world. The water is aerated as it is pumped which accounts for the whiteness of the spray.
Visitors can walk out to the fountain on a narrow stone jetty, however, the walkway becomes wet with spray as the fountain is approached and a sudden change of wind can lead to a soaking. Emma had in mind walking all the way to the fountain, however, I stopped her once we were close enough to feel the mist as I had no desire to be soaked on a slightly chilly day in March.
The fountain closes when the temperature falls below 2 degrees Celsius and also when winds are exceptionally high. Fortunately, it was a nice day when we visited because the Jet d'Eau makes a great backdrop for silly photos.
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