Extreme Travel

Daredevils zip-line off the Eiffel Tower

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A lucky few thrill-seekers will get to enjoy a unique view of Paris this week as they zip-line from the Eiffel Tower.

The ride takes off from the second-story of the Eiffel Tower and lasts about a half mile before landing on the Champ de Mars in front of the landmark. Riders reach speeds as fast as 56 miles per/hour, BBC reported.

Perrier is sponsoring the event that is open until Sunday as part of their campaign during the French Open. The zip-line mimics the speed of a high-powered serve.

“The adrenaline, the speed, the surroundings. Fantastic,” one participant told the Associated Press. “It’s a bit scary but once you’ve launched off, you just soak it up and admire. Incredible.”

All of the participants in the zip-line were selected via an online raffle last week, so people who are interested in the experience will only be able to watch, but the attraction has already drawn crowds.