A tightrope walker, Nathan Paulin, crossed the Seine on Saturday in Paris, on a rope 70 meters high, between the Eiffel Tower and the Chaillot theater on the occasion of heritage days.
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Nathan Paulin, 27, “
” holder of several world records, set off barefoot from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, on the occasion of the 38th Heritage Days, to the applause of the crowd.
Attached by a strap to a safety lanyard a few centimeters wide, he progressed step by step, except for a few pauses, sitting down or hanging himself before moving forward.
600 meters in length
I had imagined the crossing a lot and to be there it was good. It was not easy because walking 600 meters, concentrating, with everything around, the pressure, it was not easy, less easy than what I had imagined, as I had already done but it was still beautiful,
”he said. “
I'm happy to have arrived and to have shared. Above all, what is important is to have shared it with everyone
, ”he said on arrival.
Today, the difficulty was already to install this line because technically it is complicated in terms of authorizations
", not to mention "
the stress linked to people (...) to the fact that there have a lot of people,
On the other hand, "
there was no meteorological problem, it was good
", with a resplendent sun over Paris, noted Nathan Paulin.
The motivation (...) is mainly to do something beautiful and to share it and also to bring a new perspective on heritage, it is to make heritage come alive
,” he said.
He had already, during the 2017 edition, walked on a thread stretched between the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero.