Art history buffs and Beyoncé and Jay-Z fans rejoice! Airbnb and the Louvre are giving you the chance to win a sleepover at the iconic museum.
The Louvre will be transformed into a magical home for one night, allowing one lucky winner and their guest to sleep under the iconic glass pyramid in a ‘mini pyramid’ designed to celebrate the building’s 30th anniversary.
The night will kick off with a private tour with an art historian, like those previously given to the Obamas, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Once they have discovered the museum’s wonders, the duo can enjoy their ‘home’ for the night in the presence of some truly legendary hosts: they will toast the Mona Lisa with a cosy Renaissance inspired aperitif, while relaxing on a sumptuous Parisian lounge sofa, listening to the atmospheric sounds of French music on vinyl records.
Venus of Milo, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, will then “host” an extravagant feast in a pop-up dining room. And lastly, guests will be treated to an intimate acoustic concert in Napoleon III’s lavish Apartments. At the end of this very special evening, the winners will retire to their bedroom under the 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,” Anne-Laure Béatrix, Deputy Managing Director of the Musée du Louvre said.
“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.”
To enter, go to airbnb.com/louvre before April 12 at 23h59 (French time – GMT+1) and answer this question: why would you be the Mona Lisa’s perfect guest? One winner will be selected.
The news comes just months after Airbnb’s sleepover a the Great Wall of China was cancelled due to public outcry.