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.
See other articles related to: airbnb
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/brazilian_man_wins_airbnbs_paris_catacombs_stay/10532
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
The eight-bedroom, 35,000 square-foot home known as The Cliffs hit the market Wednesd... read »
The most detailed rendering yet has been unveiled for the 310-unit redevelopment of t... read »
Developments both big and small are continuing to churn throughout the Anacostia area... read »
A look around DC to find the most equity-rich neighborhoods.... read »
A report on the DC region's housing market in April reveals how interest rates above ... read »
Our guide for amateur landlords who don't really know what they're doing.... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
When you buy a home in the District, you will have to pay property taxes along with y... read »
Brookfield Properties is moving forward with development plans for additional sites i... read »
A month after finding a new Virginia home, Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie ha... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro