The Jet d’Eau is located at the point where Lake Geneva empties into the Rhone River. It pumps five hundred liters of water per second, jetted to an altitude of 229 feet. The water leaves the nozzle at a speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The St. Pierre Cathedral begun under Arducius de Faucigny, the prince-bishop of the Diocese of Geneva, in the 12th century and is best known as the adopted home church of John Calvin, one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation. Inside the church is a wooden chair used by Calvin.