Hanging by a thread: Tightrope walker achieves 35m high stunt in Paris

French tightrope walker completed on Saturday a stunt on a cord hanging 35 metres from the ground at Paris' picturesque Montmartre hill.

With heads tilted towards the sky, hundreds of spectators watched as Bongonga walked on the rope suspended by a crane on the base of the hill's steps towards the Sacre Coeur basilica.

Many audience members found the show nerve-wracking, as Bongonga completed the performance with no security cable attached to her costume.