Airbnb Is Letting You Stay the Night in the Creepy Catacombs of Paris
Spend the night with 6 million skeletons this Halloween.
October 15, 2015
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, in your cosy bed in your warm, above-ground room, and thought “There’s really not enough human remains in here. I wish I could take this doze underground to the world’s largest grave”? Macabre napper, you're in luck. Airbnb is running a competition to win a romantic night for two, deep in the catacombs of Paris. Yes the catacombs, which are currently the resting place for 6 million skeletons and presumably their angry, angry ghosts.
This cosy little corner of death could be your own little getaway on the spookiest night of the year: October 31, Halloween. Airbnb are flying the winners out to Paris and putting them up for a night in the ‘combs. They’ve confirmed there will be a real mattress, so no bedding down amongst various femurs. The prize also includes dinner with a private concert, a catacombs tour, and a spooky storyteller to really lend the whole ‘night in a tomb with walls made of the dead’ experience some chilling ambiance. Next morning, you will become the only living person ever to wake up in the Paris catacombs (allegedly). Tres bien.
Airbnb have reportedly paid $450,000 to rent the tunnels for the night, which kinda checks out — the tunnels are, of course, a huge tourist attraction with lines for entry frequently around the block. This isn't the first time Airbnb has tried to scare your pants clean off, between this terrifying stay at the end of a ski jump, or this luxurious, perilous night you could have spent dangling at 9000ft in a cable car.
The scariest part of this particular Airbnb stay though? The listing doesn’t have internet access. OooOOooOOooOO.
Enter the contest here.