If you are flying to Paris in July and plan on spending 16th of July in Paris then you can’t miss this opportunity!
Palais Garnier is opening its doors not for a performance or for a tour BUT to offer a one-night stay in the "Box of Honour", a room that is usually reserved for visiting dignitaries! Lodging giant Airbnb has teamed with Palais Garnier and revealed in a press meet that to celebrate The Phantom of the Opera’s 15-country run in 2023 including its extended final Broadway performance on the 16th of April 2023, they would be offering an overnight stay at Palais Garnier on the 16th of July 2023 in the box 37 that was what inspired The Phantom of the Opera.
History of The Phantom of the Opera
“The Phantom of the Opera” is based on Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel that narrates the tale of a maimed musical genius who haunted the Paris Opera House but fell head-over-heels with a young soprano named Christine whom he lured to be his protégé.
As a journalist and novelist who frequented the Paris Opera House in the 1900s Gaston Leroux had begun to hear rumours of a ghost haunting the old building. haunted the old building. The Opera House has been shrouded in mystery and secrecy when a counterweight of a seven-tonne chandelier had dropped, killing a concierge. While there were several other unexplainable deaths that only added to the enigma. This piqued his journalist’s instinct and he ended up exploring every corner of the Opera House – “from the pinnacles of its rooftops to the slimy underground caverns”
What transpired next was, him scribbling images from his nightmares that he suffered from due to fever, in the coming months – and his most memorable work “The Phantom of the Opera” was born.
About Palais Garnier
Built at the behest of Emperor Napoleon III, also known as Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, Palais Garnier is a 1,979-seat opera house that was built from 1861 to 1875. It is also probably the most famous opera house and draws comparison to the other famously known monuments of Paris, such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, and even the Sacré Coeur Basilica.
This is a golden opportunity to stay in the world’s most elaborate Airbnb and that too for just €37 (which is also the number of the box)! Surprised?? I am sure your jaw must have just dropped! Because of this unreal opportunity the booking will be secured on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Extensive Experience That Awaits The Guest
• The booking will be for two people who will be able to sleep in the spectacular “Box of Honour, reimagined as a bed chamber for Airbnb guests.
• The stay will be ‘hosted’ by Véronique Lerou who is the great-granddaughter of Gaston Leroux, the author of the original novel “The Phantom of the Opera”.
• The two lucky guests will also be treated to a coolest experience of touring the palace’s hidden areas that will include the private archives and also the famous underground lake that was featured in Leroux’s novel.
• That’s not all – the dup will get to enjoy a private ballet initiation with an Opéra de Paris dancer AND an exclusive recital performed by artists of Paris Opera Academy, complimented with champagne and hors d’oeuvres!
• Still not done….the guests will also be presented with dinner in the Foyer de la Danse that is the private dancing rehearsal room behind the stage which was used by the dancers.
• Along with all the wonderful experience that is incorporated a walk across the Palais Garnier with spectacular views of the French capital will be the icing on the cake (the analogy works beautifully for the ‘gateaux capital of the world’).
Booking Start Date: 1st March 2023
Booking Start Time: 5pm GMT / 12 pm ET / 22:30 IST
Booking Amount: €37 ($39.50) for 2 guests
Now its time to wait in anticipation for the booking slots to open on the 1st of March so that you can gift your beloved the most amazing, exquisite and lavish experience for just 37 Euros!
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