Frenchman Nathan Paulin walked the 600-meter slackline from the Eiffel Tower to the Chaillot Theater on the other side of the Seine, in a trip that took the 27-year-old just half an hour.
However, this is not the first time Paulin has attempted this feat — he previously walked a similar route from the Eiffel Tower in December 2017, for a televised charity fundraiser.
At some points sitting down and lying on the slackline during Saturday’s performance, Paulin’s performance drew rapturous applause from crowds watching below and from the Eiffel Tower.
This year’s initiative was organized with the help of French dancer and choreographer Rachid Ouramdane and organized by the Chaillot Theater, with performances taking place on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Paulin’s feat formed part of the celebrations in Paris for European Heritage Days and the launch of the Cultural Olympiad, which also included a number of other performances by French artists.
Paulin began slacklining in 2011 and says it helped him find a “true inner peace” through the combination of intense concentration and mastery over his body.