Pas dans le Vide

le_pas_dans_le_vide 2Hold your breath! The glass cage at the summit of l’Aiguille de Midi has just opened after a year and a half of work. L’Aiguille de Midi is a peak in the Mont Blanc range in the French Alps.

cagedeverreA year and a half in making, a glass cage, called Pas dans le Vide (pah dahn lah veed), or “step into the void” will allow brave souls in search of heart-pounding thrills to enjoy a 360 degree view of the snow-capped mountains with over 1,000 yards of absolutely nothing beneath their feet. Nothing, that is, except about seven and a half inches of glass that can support 1,300 pounds and withstand a wind of 135 miles per hour.

Pas-dans-Vide-1You’ll have to wear felt slippers over your footwear so that you don’t scratch that precious glass and interfere with the view. If you’re afraid to step into the cage by yourself, it can hold up to four people at a time. Every year, 500,000 people take the cable car to the summit, so there are plenty of potential clients. After you, my dear!

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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2 Responses to Pas dans le Vide

  1. Aaaaaah says:

    Tower of terror the french way.

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