- One of the only AJ Hackett bungees in Europe
- Jump from a viaduct built by Gustave Eiffel
In 1987 A.J. Hackett, the Kiwi pioneer of bungee jumping, took an illegal leap from the Eiffel
Tower in Paris, cementing his fame and bringing his extreme sport to worldwide attention.
So it’s fitting, then, that Hackett’s bungee station above the Souleuvre River in Normandy
sits atop on a pillar of the Souleuvre Viaduct, another architectural masterpiece of Gustave
Eiffel. This, and many other thoughts, will no doubt be going through your mind, as you
stare down at the 61m drop...into the abyss.
There is safety in numbers: 8000 people make this jump every single year. And you know
what they say, 8000 people can’t be wrong. This is a classic Hackett bungee - beautiful
location, mega freefall, and the option to take a dip in the river if you so please, by slightly
extending the cord. There are very few bungees in Europe that come with the A.J. Hackett
stamp of quality, making this the best place for your first time.