A Brazilian man spent Halloween night in a unique venue courtesy of Airbnb: the Paris Catacombs.
As UrbanTurf reported in early October, Airbnb ran a contest to win a free night’s stay in the Catacombs, where the bodies of about six million are laid in an underground labyrinth.
Pedro Arruda, 27, won the contest, according to the Associated Press and was allowed to take another person with him. Naturally, he decided to take his mother.
From the AP:
The words “Halt, this is the realm of Death” loom above the entrance, as narrow passages and dark mazes open up into Gothic arrangements of stacked bones. Bodies were transferred there starting in the late 1700s after Paris’ public graveyards were closed due to health fears.
The package for the night included a double bed in a candle-lit chamber, dinner, a storyteller just before bedtime and a private concert. Although open for tours, visitors aren’t often allowed to stay the night in the Catacombs. Airbnb donated $331,000 to the city for the nightly use of the Catacombs.
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