Video: Paris tightrope walker wows onlookers with ‘magic’ Montmartre spectacle

A French tightrope artist left hundreds of Parisians and tourists stunned with a performance that featured a walk on a rope suspended 35 meters (115 feet) above the ground in the city's famous district of Montmartre.

Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga walked on a rope suspended by a crane at the base of the hill’s steps toward the Sacre Coeur basilica accompanied by a chamber orchestra, without any security equipment, a gesture many in the audience found nerve-wracking.

“It’s very surprising and very dangerous. It really impressed me, actually. I noticed that she was not secured. There was a lot of acrobatics. I had a really good time,” spectator Jennifer Mandelbaum told Reuters.

Bongonga, who prepared for the show for a year, said the experience of walking on a rope over Montmartre was “magic”.

Her performance was the first time a tightrope walker had attempted to cross up to the Sacre Coeur.

 


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