New French Alps attraction not for tourists with fear of heights

AIGUILLE DU MIDI, French Alps - A French tourism company has suspended a glass cube with a see-through bottom from a peak in the Alps, offering a breathtaking view a kilometre down.

New French Alps attraction not for tourists with fear of heights

AIGUILLE DU MIDI, French Alps – A French tourism company has suspended a glass cube with a see-through bottom from a peak in the Alps, offering a breathtaking view a kilometre down.

Billed as the tallest attraction in Europe, the structure was three years in the making. It includes five transparent sides made of three layers of tempered glass fixed with metal to a big support structure.

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Tourists will get a stunning view from the Aiguille du Midi mountain of the landscape, including Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain. “Step into the Void,” opens to the public on Saturday.

The cube is sponsored by Compagnie du Mont Blanc, which manages transportation in the mountains.

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