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Paris: high-wire artist balances over the Seine from the Eiffel Tower

2021-09-18T19:49:42.085Z

670 meters on a thin wire: The high wire world champion Nathan Paulin performed in Paris in front of an impressive backdrop. The artist has already performed several daring actions in the city.



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Nathan Paulin performed in front of an impressive backdrop

Photo: BENOIT TESSIER / REUTERS

Spectacular tightrope act in Paris: the acrobat Nathan Paulin is balanced from the Eiffel Tower via a 670 meter long rope connection across the Seine to the tower of the Théâtre National de Chaillot on the other bank. Saturday's feat was part of events across France on the occasion of National Heritage Day. The theater's dance troupe organized the sensational action, accompanied by music, which will be repeated on Sunday afternoon.

The starting point at the Eiffel Tower was for professional high-wire hikers at a height of 68 meters.

Then he crossed the Seine to arrive at the tower of the theater at a height of 56 meters.

The Eiffel Tower administration announced that it was the longest high-wire connection in an urban area.

The artist and highline world champion had already overcome the connection on the rope in 2017.

Another high rope specialist completed the breathtaking route for the first time in 1989 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Eiffel Tower.

For Nathan Paulin, a balancing act in Paris at the end of 2019 meant at least as much thrill.

At a height of 150 meters, the now 27-year-old crossed a 510 meter long rope connection between two skyscrapers.

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Source: spiegel

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