Spend a night in the Louvre Museum, Paris

Posted by Ishani Chetty on 3 April 2019

Airbnb, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, is giving culture and history-lovers a chance to spend a night in the iconic Parisian museum. Winners will get to dine and slumber among some of the world’s most historically-rich and famous artworks in the city of love.

Winners will be able to bring along a guest and explore the art and history museum after lights-out, making their way through hidden doors as they uncover unseen areas of the Louvre.

 

Upon their arrival on April 30 2019, both the winner and their guest will be taken on a bespoke tour of the museum by an art historian.

Sleep in a ‘mini-pyramid’ under the museum’s iconic glass pyramid, and cosy up next to Mona Lisa as you share a drink or two with your plus-one. The mini-pyramid was constructed for the evening to celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary.

The mini-pyramid that has been constructed for the evening. Image credit: Airbnb

 

Dine with Venus of Milo, the greek goddess of love and beauty, in a beautiful atmosphere as you enjoy a delicious dinner specially set up for you. A personal chef will prepare an exquisite menu inspired by both love and beauty, to reflect Venus of Milo, the statue and goddess.

The dining setting in the Venus exhibit, with a truly French elegance. Image credit: Airbnb

 

As if that was not lavish enough, an acoustic private concert just for the two of you will be held in the Napoleon III’s luxurious apartment showcase.

An intimate acoustic concert setting within the Louvre where winners of the competition can dance to music played just for them. Image credit: Airbnb

Musée du Louvre Deputy Managing Director Anne-Laure Béatrix says of the exclusive one-night stay, ‘We are happy to offer this unique and special experience for two people to stay in the museum overnight, in a bespoke pyramid-shaped bedroom. We know that many people would love the opportunity to wander alone at night through the Louvre and we want this to be a magical and unforgettable experience. With Airbnb’s partnership, we hope to encourage more people to discover how truly accessible and inspiring the wonders of art can be.’

Share a renaissance-themed aperitif with Mona Lisa. Image credit: Airbnb

 

The Louvre opened in Paris in 1793 during the French Revolution with the aim of providing locals inspiration through contemporary art. Some of the greatest artist of all time, such as Dali, Picasso and Courbet, once walked the halls of the museum to admire artists’ work and gain inspiration for their own artwork.

It is a universal museum that houses artworks spanning from the Americas to Asia, covering a rich history and various cultures.

 

Competition details: 

Unfortunately, South Africans are not eligible to enter the competition. Entries must be submitted online by completing a questionnaire here and answering, Why would you be the Mona Lisa’s perfect guest? 

Entrant requirements:

– Must be over the age of 18 years

– Must be from one of the following countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Italy, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America

– Must have an Airbnb account

– Entrants will win three nights in Paris from 29 April – 2 May 2019

– Only one winner can be selected.

The official contest rules can be found here.

A cosy bed invites the winner to sleep under the stars of Paris. Image credit: Airbnb

 

Image: Airbnb

 

 

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