Art enthusiasts and world travelers are being given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night with a legendary host: the Mona Lisa.
You and a lucky friend now have the chance to participate in a one-night slumber party at the Musée du Louvre on April 30th.
The Parisian museum joined forces with AirBnb in order to launch the historic contest this week. The winner, along with a guest of their choosing, will be able to spend a special evening in the institute after the tourists are finally sent home.
As the sun is setting on the French city, the contest winner and their guest will be led on a specialized art-history tour of the museum – an experience that has also been offered to the likes of the Obamas, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé.
After that, the guests will share a Renaissance-inspired aperitif with the Mona Lisa painting followed by an extravagant feast alongside Venus of Milo in a pop-up dining room.
The guests will then end be treated to an acoustic concert in the lavish living quarters of Napoleon III.
As the evening comes to a close, the two guests will be able to cozy up for a good night’s sleep in a luxury tent underneath the Louvre’s iconic glass pyramid.
“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,” said Anne-Laure Béatrix, Deputy Managing Director of the Musée du Louvre.
“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.”
“Paris is one of the most attractive cities in the world and the Louvre is one of the most loved and celebrated institutions in Paris,” added Emmanuel Marill, General Manager of Airbnb France. “We are thrilled to partner with them and to offer exciting and unique experiences that will celebrate our community and welcome Parisians and international travelers to rediscover the museum in a new and authentic way.”
If you would like to enter the contest, you simply have to apply on the AirBnb website before April 12th and answer the question: “Why would you be the Mona Lisa’s perfect guest?”
(WATCH the promo video below) – Photos courtesy of AirBnb
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