If you wanted the most terrifying Halloween ever, this could be your chance. Airbnb, the company that has made themselves well-known for letting people stay over in places that aren’t their homes, is giving everyone the opportunity to stay somewhere pretty terrifying—if you consider 65 feet under Paris in a catacomb hanging out with the remains of millions of Parisians scary.
This probably isn’t the free trip to Paris you dreamt of, but hear us out.
Along with an all-expenses paid trip to the City of Love, Airbnb is offering two brave souls the chance to stayover in one of the world’s largest cemeteries on Halloween night. The sleepover will include a private tour of the labyrinth of bones and skulls, and dining with the dead to the sound of violins. At right before bedtime, a storyteller will read some catacombs legends to make sure that you’re properly spooked.
This is the first time anyone would have woken up from the Paris Catacombs (after all, tons of people are already sleeping there forever), and this promises to be a real night to remember. All it takes is 100 words to share why you would be brave enough to spend the night there, and you and a friend could spend an atypical night in Paris, under the City of Love.
“After the incredible night in a ski lift 2700 meters above the ground last year in Courchevel, Airbnb is now sending you 65 feet under Paris! Our travellers are always on the lookout for original experiences and what could be more unique for Halloween than spending a night among the bones and ghosts below Paris,” commented Nicolas Ferrary, France Country Manager of Airbnb.
This night is organised through a partnership which contributes to the financing of renovation works in the Catacombs. While 500,000 people from around the world visit the Catacombs, this will be the very first time people are allowed to spend the night there, and special measures were put in place to ensure the safety of participants and the preservation of the ossuary.
So, are you afraid of the dark?