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Eiffel Tower becomes launch pad for zip-line attraction

 

Agence France-Presse

 /  Fri, May 31, 2019  /  01:05 am
Eiffel Tower becomes launch pad for zip-line attraction

A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower on May 28, 2019 in Paris. The 800 meter crossing takes one minute at a speed of 90km/h. The zip-line will be opened from May 29 to June 2, 2019. (AFP/Francois Guillot)

Thrill-seekers in Paris will be able to experience the Eiffel Tower in a completely new way this weekend with the installation of a zipline that launches riders from the second floor of the tower at speeds of up to 90 km/hr. 

The temporary attraction has been set up for the French Open tennis competition, currently underway in Paris, and is meant to evoke the high-speed volleys of pro players on the court. 

Between May 29 and June 2, about 260 trips are expected to be made, launching riders from a height of 115m above ground.

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The one-minute trip flies the length of 800m above the Champ de Mars at speeds of up to 90 km/hr. 

Organized by Perrier, rides are free and can be won on-site or via Instagram @perrierfr

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