History

Superb performances can be expected, as was that of Gustave Eiffel who, in building an iron structure over 300 meters high at the end of the 19th Century, defied the laws of technique... A technique which the riders will also have to sublime to turn their sport into art.

January 1st, 1889

Built by Gustave Eiffel and his collaborators for the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1889, and initially called the "300-meter tower", this monument has become the symbol of the French capital.

October 1st, 1909

On October 18, 1909, during the fortnight of aviation, Paris saw a strange bird move through its skies, 400 meters above the ground: the Wright A Model biplane belonging to the Count Charles de Lambert was making its first flight over the Eiffel Tower which had just turned 20.

June 1st, 1948

On June 4, 1948, a visitor pulled its weight up the steps of the Eiffel Tower. Bouglione treated one of its pensioners, his oldest elephant - an 85-year old animal - a walk on the Eiffel Tower. It climbed all the way up to the first floor!

May 1st, 1964

In May 1964, in spite of dull weather, Guido Magnone and René Desmaison, mountaineers, hauled themselves up to the top of this metal summit for the 75th birthday of the Eiffel Tower. The feat was broadcast on Eurovision.

May 1st, 2010

On May 29, 2010, Taig Khris jumps from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower on roller- blades to beat the world record for the highest jump.

July 1st, 2014

Pius Schwizer beat the Height Jump Record of the City of Paris by jumping 2m05 with his mare Chica's Way.

July 1st, 2015

The British rider Ben Maher and the Egyptian Karim Elzoghby shared the victory in the Prix de Paris. Clear round, same time.

July 1st, 2016

The French Roger-Yves Bost and the amazing Pégase du Murier win the Eiffel Sunday Challenge on Plaine des Jeux de Bagatelle.

July 1st, 2017

The Italian, Lorenzo De Luca and Halifax finish the 2017 LPEJ with a sunny victory.

July 1st, 2018

The 2018 edition brought luck to Ben Maher who won the Renault Mobility High Jump and the Longines Eiffel Challenge.

July 1st, 2019

Who will be our champion at the 2019 LPEJ?