PARIS, May 29 — 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.
The one-minute trip flies the length of 800m above the Champ de Mars at speeds of up to 90 km/hr.
Organised by Perrier, rides are free and can be won on-site or via Instagram @perrierfr. — AFP-Relaxnews