Feeling brave? Airbnb are offering a night in the corpse-filled tunnels for Halloween
The California-based holiday rental website has reportedly paid up to €350,000 to privatise a 2km-section of the sprawling underground network that lies 20 metres beneath the city's sewers, just so two lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) winners can hang out there on October 31.
The catacombs are one of Paris' top tourist attractions and have played host to fashion shows and film sets, but no one - alive, at least - has ever spent the night there among the six million dead. The Airbnb listing includes a tour through the catacombs, dinner, a private concert with "the most incredible acoustics under the earth" and a bedtime horror story. That won't be awkward at all.
Assuming you survive, you'll also be treated to breakfast the next morning before you re-join the land of the living. To enter, simply write in detailing why you think you're brave enough to sleep in the catacombs by October 20 via this link: airbnb.com/night-at/paris-catacombs.