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French slackliner walks across rope suspended 230 feet above ground from Eiffel Tower to Chaillot Theater

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 9/18/2021 Muri Assunção

A French man wowed the crowds in Paris on Saturday, after walking from the Eiffel Tower to the Chaillot National Theater — on a rope suspended 230 feet off the ground.

Nathan Paulin, who was attached to a safety line, walked barefoot nearly 2,200 feet in about 30 minutes, as part of an acrobatic performance to mark the 38th European Heritage Days and to launch the Cultural Olympiad in Paris, according to the Agence France-Presse.

The 27-year-old acrobat even took some time during his crossing to lie on the rope and enjoy the beautiful day.

a man standing on a bridge: French highliner Nathan Paulin performs on a 70-metre-high slackline spanning 670 metres between the Eiffel Tower and the Theatre National de Chaillot, as part of the 38th European Heritage Days and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in Paris, on September 18, 2021. - From the first floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Theatre National de Chaillot, the performance is the longest highline crossing in an urban environment. © ALAIN JOCARD French highliner Nathan Paulin performs on a 70-metre-high slackline spanning 670 metres between the Eiffel Tower and the Theatre National de Chaillot, as part of the 38th European Heritage Days and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in Paris, on September 18, 2021. - From the first floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Theatre National de Chaillot, the performance is the longest highline crossing in an urban environment.

French highliner Nathan Paulin performs on a 70-metre-high slackline spanning 670 metres between the Eiffel Tower and the Theatre National de Chaillot, as part of the 38th European Heritage Days and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad in Paris, on September 18, 2021. - From the first floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Theatre National de Chaillot, the performance is the longest highline crossing in an urban environment. (ALAIN JOCARD/)

Paulin, who later told Reuters that he had to overcome his childhood fear of heights, said that he had to practice for four years to accomplish the impressive feat.

“It’s really beautiful starting from the Eiffel Tower,” he said. “During the performance, I really didn’t feel it, I really didn’t have a fear of heights.”

a group of people flying kites in the sky: French acrobat Nathan Paulin attempts to walk a highline from the Eiffel Tower across the Seine River, as part of events around France for National Heritage Days. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) © Provided by New York Daily News French acrobat Nathan Paulin attempts to walk a highline from the Eiffel Tower across the Seine River, as part of events around France for National Heritage Days. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

French acrobat Nathan Paulin attempts to walk a highline from the Eiffel Tower across the Seine River, as part of events around France for National Heritage Days. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 in Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori) (Francois Mori/)

He arrived safely at the Chaillot Theater, one of the largest concert halls in Paris, to loud applause from the crowd — the longest highline crossing in an urban environment, according to the AFP.

In 2019, Paulin walked a rope between two skyscrapers at Paris’ La Defense business district, suspended 490 feet off the ground.

At that time, he walked a distance of nearly 1,700 feet.

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