Louvre Pyramid: Airbnb offers a competition to spend a night at Lourve in Paris
You may have heard of “Night at the Museum”, but have you ever heard of “Night at the Museum? A lucky winner and a guest will spend a night at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Airbnb has teamed up with the Louvre for a contest celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Pyramid, one of Paris’ most iconic monuments, which can be found in the museum’s courtyard. A winner and their guest will be able to see the huge museum like never before. They will sleep under the pyramid and will also benefit from an after-hours visit.
“Presidents and celebrities have had this exclusive opportunity. Now it’s your turn,” Airbnb writes on its website. The winner of the competition will be able to sip a drink with the Mona Lisa, dine with the Venus de Milo and relax in Napoleon III’s apartment, staged inside the museum. Then the guest will retire to the Pyramid.
“On April 30, you might have the opportunity to sleep under the glittering glass and the stars in the heart of Paris,” writes Airbnb. “This is your chance to experience the world’s most famous museum when the doors close and the lights go out. Your host? Mona Lisa herself.”
“People say I’m mysterious, but the truth is, I’m very likable,” a fictional Mona Lisa says on the contest website. “So if you are the lucky winner, I will be delighted to welcome you to my home. I see crowds of visitors every day but the real magic happens when the lights go out.”
A video from the competition shows a small glass pyramid with a bed inside, sitting in the largest glass pyramid that has stood in front of the Louvre for three decades. The pyramid was designed by Chinese-American architect IM Pei and completed in 1989. In addition to the Pyramid, the museum houses hundreds of thousands of other works of art.
To have a chance to sleep with the Leonardo da Vinci painting, all you need to do is fill out Airbnb’s simple form, which asks if you can travel between April 28 and May 2. The form also asks why you would be the perfect guest of Mona Lisa.