As Halloween approaches, bizarre travel options are being made available to people worldwide. However, none are as Bizarre and eerie as Airbnb’s latest rental offer.
Airbnb is a home rental company and is offering people the chance to spend the night alongside six million dead Parisians in the city’s Catacombs.
The company is offering brave thrill seekers a night in the lengthy tunnels filled with skulls and bones. These tunnels are one of Paris’s most popular and ghoulish attractions.
The competition that was launched on the home rental’s website, offers two people to spend the night in the Catacombs on the night of Halloween. The offer is accompanied by diner with a private concert and breakfast as well as a “real bed”.
"Before bedtime, a storyteller will have you spellbound with fascinating tales from the catacombs, guaranteed to produce nightmares. Finally, enjoy dawn with the dead, as you become the only living person ever to wake up in the Paris catacombs," reads the listing on the website.
Sources say that the California-based company paid up to 350 000 euros to privatize the tunnels for the night.
The transfer of human remains from Parisian cemeteries to the tunnels began towards the end of the 18th century when authorities realized that the decomposition of bodies in the city's cemeteries was not particularly good for public health.
"It was said that the wine was turning bad and the milk was curdling," Sylvie Robin, the site's curator, told the media in an interview last year.
Among the bones lining the walls of the two kilometre long tunnels, only a small part of a network of abandoned underground quarries, are pictures and quotes about mortality.
"Think in the morning that you might not survive until the evening, and in the evening that you might survive until the morning," reads one.
The House Rules section on Airbnb, which allows property dwellers and owners to rent a room or entire home, warns guests to "respect the Catacombs as you would your own grave."
The Catacombs, located 20 meters under the sewers and metro system, lures some 500,000 visitors a year. It has already been rented out to film crews and for fashion shows.