Terrifying ride opens at Eiffel Tower

Wednesday - 29/05/2019 14:14
A participant rides a zip-line tied from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the Champ de Mars gardens along an 800-metre-cable, as part of a free event in Paris. Picture: AP Photo/Francois Mori.Source:AP
A participant rides a zip-line tied from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the Champ de Mars gardens along an 800-metre-cable, as part of a free event in Paris. Picture: AP Photo/Francois Mori.Source:AP
If flying down a zip-line 115 metres in the air at 88km/h is your ideal way of seeing the Eiffel Tower, this ride might be the one for you.

It’s the ride not quite suitable for the faint-hearted.

At 115m in the air, brave plungers are granted a spectacular view of France as they descend down 800 metres across to the Champs de Mars at speeds of 88km/h.
 

This new ride isn't for the faint-hearted. Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFP.
This new ride isn't for the faint-hearted. Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFP.Source:Supplied

 

 
The ride will take about a minute to complete. Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFP
The ride will take about a minute to complete. Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFPSource:AFP

 

For free, the zip-line ride — called the Smash Perrier in Paris — offers thrillseekers an experience that takes off from the Eiffel Tower and ends up in Ecole Militaire in just 60 seconds.
 

A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Picture: Francois Guillot / AFP
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Picture: Francois Guillot / AFPSource:AFP

 

 
Would you have a go? Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFP
Would you have a go? Picture: Eric Feferberg / AFPSource:AFP

 

It’s not the first time the zip-line has been open for tourists to use. Originally, it was set up by the French mineral water brand Perrier in 2017 to celebrate the French Open and to coincide with the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower.

The ride will be open until June 11.

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