Zip Line Opens On Eiffel Tower
People visiting Paris and the Eiffel Tower can now take a zip line. It’s a second time in three years that Perrier, the French mineral water brand, has put up the zip line on the 1,063-foot tall iconic feature.
The zip line, titled the “Perrier Smash,” begins 377 feet off the ground, starting on the second balcony of the Eiffel Tower, spanning the Champ de Mars, and ending outside the École Militaire on the opposite side. It is 2,626 feet long and riders can travel up to 55 mph, resulting in an exhilarating one minute ride. The zip line, which mimics the speed a tennis ball can have after a powerful serve, gives riders a view of the city at a height of over 377 feet.
Some members will be able to enjoy the ride for free if they are chosen through an online social media draw. A total of 260 flights are available until the ride shuts down.
The zip line, which first opened in 2017, was in celebration of the Roland-Garros French Open tennis championships. Today, the zip line is in celebration of both the Grand Slam tournament and the 130th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower.
This World Brief was written by contributor Susan Powell exclusively for World Footprints.
Source: Travel Pulse