A giant zip wire is installed on Paris' Eiffel Tower for adrenaline junkies

Do you want to know how fast a tennis ball goes? Zip down a line strung from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 meters above the ground.

During the French Open and in association with tennis tournament Roland-Garros, bottled water vendor Perrier allows volunteers to zip down at 90 km/h, the speed of a tennis ball being smashed.

"The sensation will be very impressive at the start, they will have to take the plunge, it's an engaged zip line. But after it will be pleasure for one minute," said event director, Francoise Bresson.

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A participant rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the ground along an 800-metre long route, as part of a free event operating until June 11 in Paris, France, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A participant rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the ground along an 800-metre long route, as part of a free event operating until June 11 in Paris, France, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A participant rides a zip line from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 115 metres above the ground along an 800-metre long route, as part of a free event operating until June 11 in Paris, France, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists and local residents enjoy a long holiday weekend on the lawns of the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
A person rides on a zip-line descending from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower to the Plateau Joffre on June 5, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Volunteer Julien Bidet, 39, said he both feared and loved the experience, while 19-year-old Celia Bresson said she had plunged into the emptiness without a doubt in her mind.

​​​"I'm very excited and very impatient but no, frankly no fear. Frankly I really like heights so I'm not at all impressed," said 19-year-old student, Celia Bresson.

Parisians and tourists who take the plunge will land on a platform in the Champs de Mars park at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, next to the Perrier Village where spectators will be able to follow tennis matches on a big screen throughout the week.

"Well it's... the principal of the zip line is not a technical feat, it's quite current. Here, in this context, on the Eiffel Tower at 122 meters high, it is a premiere yes exactly," added Smash Perrier organizer, Thierry Reboul.

"Well just I was saying you have the feeling you are going to die, and then you die. You relive when you arrive here, it's just amazing. It's great, it's amazing," added Julien Bidet.

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