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article imageA chance to sleep in the eerie Paris Catacombs on Halloween

By Anne Sewell     Oct 15, 2015 in Travel
Paris - Tired of the same old, same old each year? Airbnb is offering the chance to sleep in the Paris Catacombs on Halloween night as the ultimate scary experience.
If you are looking for something original to do on Halloween, Airbnb has just the thing. It is offering the chance for two lucky people to stay overnight in what is probably one of the scariest places on earth, in the company of around six million dead Parisians.
Popular accommodation portal Airbnb came up with an original marketing tool this year, while offering the opportunity to sleep in the Catacombs of Paris among excellent company, including literary masters like Charles Perrault, François Rabelais and Jean de la Fontaine. Situated 65 feet under the city of Paris, you will also get a private tour of the ghoulish labyrinth, lined by millions of bones and skulls.
Airbnb is offering the chance to sleep in the Paris Catacombs this Halloween.
Airbnb is offering the chance to sleep in the Paris Catacombs this Halloween.
Nathan Rupert
After the eerie tour, two lucky winners will be offered an original culinary experience while being serenaded by violins and when ready for bed, will be regaled with scary legends of the Paris Catacombs to ensure they’ll pretty much be awake in their comfortable bed the entire night.
The following morning, the lucky couple will arise (if they did actually manage to sleep that is) as the first (official anyway) people to wake up in the Paris Catacombs. One possible problem is that the accommodation does not include a bathroom.
On its website, Airbnb do warn the winners not to attempt to summon bad spirits during their Halloween stay and whatever they do, they must not try to follow any ghosts around the eerie labyrinth, lest they get lost and be doomed to wander the Catacombs of Paris forever.
According to CNet there won't be the opportunity to instantly send our skeleton selfies as there is no Wi-Fi down there, important to bear in mind for those who cannot be without their tech.
Inside the Paris Catacombs
Inside the Paris Catacombs
Nathan Rupert
The Inquisitr quotes Nicolas Ferrary of Airbnb as saying its travelers are always looking for original experiences, and what could be more original than a night in the Paris Catacombs?
Located south of the former Paris city gate, the Paris Catacombs are renowned as being the largest cemetery in the world. The interred remains of six million dead were gradually transferred there and stacked neatly around the walls around the 18th and 19th centuries when it was necessary to close many cemeteries in the city of Paris, due to health risks.
So, what are you waiting for? You only have until October 20 to enter for your lucky chance to sleep with the dead of Paris.
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