Ahhhhh the Eiffel Tower.
So gracious, so sparkling, so mwah.
It’s the most visited monument in the whole entire world, attracting over seven million visitors every year. You can have a picnic on the grass under it. You can climb it. You can take photos of yourself eating it, provided you find the right angle.
But now, all those typical tourist adventures seem a bit basic.
‘Cause there’s now a friggen full-on zip line you can fly across, stretching from the Tower, across the Champs de Mars, and finishing at the L’École Militaire!!!
Yes, it’s a proper zip line, like the one that gave you a huge, chaffing wedgie on Year 8 camp. The difference? This time the view will be of the world’s most spectacular iron lattice tower, not your overly-enthusiastic, middle aged Maths teacher Greg.
The ride will send you ‘flying’ 115 meters above ground at the speed of about 90km per hour. That’s about the same velocity of a high-powered tennis serve. Which is fitting, as it’s in operation to celebrate the French Open.
The ride is free (can you bloody believe it?!) and will be in operation only from June 5 to June 11.
Source: Condé Nast Traveller.