If you want to make history while on vacation in the City of Lights, now’s your chance.
Vacation rental company HomeAway is giving their guests a chance to be the first to spend the night at one of the world’s most iconic works of art, the Eiffel Tower.
Travelers have been applying online since May 19 for the chance to win the all-expenses-paid trip that includes an overnight stay in the HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment during the UEFA Europe 2016 soccer tournament. The application is short and sweet—the real question is: What would you do if the Eiffel Tower was yours for the night?
Four winners will go down in history after being chosen to spend the night in the temporary apartment that is complete with bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and a lounge area with a picture perfect view of the city. The 2,000 square-foot apartment will occupy not only the winner but five additional guests the winner would like to share the unbelievable experience with.
“HomeAway is all about helping travelers make amazing vacation memories, so of course we thought of the Eiffel Tower as the ideal spot to make the most unforgettable vacation memory of all for some lucky travelers,” said Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO and Co-Founder. “We're also making a bit of history, as no tourist has ever gotten to sleep inside before. Many of our travelers fall in love with the home as much as the destination and we think this is probably the most special ‘home’ we've had the privilege of opening to our customers.”
The once-in-a-lifetime overnight stays will take place on June 23, June 28, July 4 and July 8. The vacation package includes three additional nights in a Paris HomeAway vacation rental, round-trip transportation and tickets to a soccer match. On June 10, the winners of the life-changing experience will be announced.
Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, but most call her Spiler.