Parisians and tourists visiting the capital of France could admire an unusual spectacle on Saturday. Above their heads, French tightrope walker Nathan Paulin took a soaring walk along the belt stretched between the Eiffel Tower and the Chaillot Theater. He covered a distance of 670 meters on a rope suspended 70 meters above the ground.
The 27-year-old world record holder in highlining (crossing a line stretched high above the ground) took a sky-high walk over Paris on the occasion of the European Heritage Days and the cultural Olympics.
The Frenchman walked 670 meters from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower to the roof of the Chailliot Theater. He walked 70 meters above the city on a 2.5 cm wide strip.
The spectacle was admired by crowds of people, rewarding the athlete with thunderous applause. Paulin is to repeat his feat on Sunday.
Facts in the afternoon, actu Paris
Main photo source: PAP / EPA / IAN LANGSDON