French Slackliner Crosses Seine River from Eiffel Tower

French slackliner Nathan Paulin walked on a 600-meter line stretched across the Seine river between the Eiffel Tower and the Chaillot Theater in Paris on Sept. 18 to celebrate Heritage Day.

“It wasn’t easy walking 600 meters, concentrating, with everything around, the pressure… but it was still beautiful,” Paulin said after the performance, as quoted by AFP News.

The 27-year-old slackliner walked barefoot on a line suspended 70 meters above the ground to celebrate France’s annual Heritage Day, as well as the launch of the Cultural Olympiad.

Paulin said that he was mainly motivated “to do something beautiful and to share it and also to bring a new perspective on heritage; it is to make heritage come alive.”

The Chaillot Theater and French dancer Rachid Ouramdane organized the slackline performance.

Paulin had already crossed the Seine river on a tightrope in December 2017 for a televised charity fundraiser. According to his website, he currently holds ten world records.


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