So, Zip Lining Off the Eiffel Tower Is Now Possible
The Eiffel Tower is more than just a tourist attraction: Now, it’s home to a daredevil-level stunt. Perrier built a zip line off of the Tower for fans to ride, and the footage is seriously incredible.
The attraction was built to celebrate the French Open, and is meant to allow riders the experience of flying though the sky as fast as a tennis ball. Thrill-seekers can take a ride off of the Tower, starting at a height of 375 feet, and travel about a half a mile at a speed of 55 miles per hour, according to Condé Nast Traveler.
The ride, which is free to those who dare, only lasts about a minute long, and gives stunning panoramic views of the city, starting from the Eiffel Tower, across the Champs de Mars, and finishing at the L’École Militiare.
The attraction is only open until June 11, and features just 100 rides each day. Watch the video above to live vicariously through these daredevils.
For now, I'll be keeping my feet firmly on the ground.