You can now zip line off the Eiffel Tower



The zip line will only be in place until June 11.
The INSIDER Summary:
The Eiffel Tower features a brand new zip line, which will be in place until June 11.
Passengers fly 375 feet above Paris, reaching speeds of up to 56 miles per hour.
The zip line, sponsored by Perrier, is in honor of the start of the French Open.

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world just got better.

Paris’ Eiffel Tower now has a zip line (officially called Le Perrier Smash) that shoots people from the tower’s 2nd floor over the Champs de Mar, finishing at the L’École Militaire.

Riders fly over Paris at a height of 375 feet above the ground, and at a speed of almost 56 miles per hour. Apparently, this is the speed of a tennis serve — appropriate, since the zip line is sponsored by Perrier in honor of the French Open tennis tournament.

The whole thing only lasts about a minute, as the distance from start to finish is a little over half a mile.

Here’s the view from the Eiffel Tower:

The zip line is only temporary and will close on Sunday, June 11, so act fast!