What are you doing on April 30? If you’re lucky enough, you could be staying inside the world’s most famous museum.
To celebrate the Louvre’s 30th anniversary, the museum – undoubtedly one of the most magical places in Paris – has teamed up with home rental site Airbnb to offer a stay under the iconic glass pyramid inside their own mini-pyramid.
The winner and their guest will be taken into the Louvre at night after it’s closed to the public on April 30 and will be given a private tour of the museum, just like the tours given to Barack Obama, Beyoncé and Jay Z before them.
After the tour, the winner will enjoy a cosy Renaissance-inspired aperitif while lounging on comfy sofa next to the Mona Lisa before enjoying a feast in a pop-up dining room ‘hosted’ by Venus de Milo. To top off an already pinch-yourself evening, the winner will then enjoy an intimate acoustic concert in Napoleon III’s lavish Apartments before retiring to the pop-up bedroom under the pyramid.
Anne-Laure Béatrix, Deputy Managing Director of the Musée du Louvre, said in a statement: “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.”
How to enter
To win an overnight stay in the Louvre, all you need to do is visit airbnb.co.uk/louvre before 11:59pm (GMT +1) on April 12 and answer this question: why would you be the Mona Lisa’s perfect guest?
Just one winner will be selected, and they are bound to have the most enviable Instagram feed in the world come April 30.