A zip line at the Eiffel Tower
Wednesday 5 June 2019
Modified the 12/06/19
Note to thrill-seekers: just like in 2017, a zip line is once again being organized by Perrier and the French tennis Open (Roland-Garros)* from May 29 to June 2, 2019 as part of a promotional campaign. It is only the 3rd time in the life of the Eiffel Tower that a zip line has been set up.
The winners of the "Smash Perrier" contest, which is broadcast on social networks, have the distinct honor of taking off from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower at 377 feet (115 meters) in the air, then hurtling more than 2,625 feet (800 meters) over the Champ de Mars, suspended in a harness, at speeds of up to 62 mph (100 km/h). Then a stunning arrival at the speed of a tennis ball into the "mouth of a lion" (literally) in front of the Military Academy.
It is an extremely rare and unique experience, on one of the most visited monuments in the world.
Let's hope that the attraction will be back in the next few years!
Did you know?
Before the "Smash Perrier" zip lines of 2017 and 2019, the Tower's only zip line was installed for one man in 2004: the athlete Stéphane Diagana. Ahead of the Athens Olympic Games, the Olympic flame had crossed Paris before reaching Greece. On the occasion of a highly publicized relay, the French runner had flown over the Champ de Mars strapped to a harness from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower!
*Perrier has long been associated with the French Open (Roland Garros) international tennis tournament.