Fancy winning a stay in the very heart of Paris?
For over a century, Paris’ Eiffel Tower has occupied the top spot in every traveller’s list and is one of the most identifiable monuments in the world. For the history buffs, it was built and conceptualised by renowned architect, Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel and was originally intended as a temporary structure for the Paris World Fair in 1889. But it soon proved to have a functional use as a radiotelegraph station, which was why plans to scrap it were shelved in 1909.
Having stood the test of time, it remained unscathed through two World Wars and a much needed facelift in the mid 80s transformed it into a key tourist hotspot; attracting over 7 million visitors per year; and it isn’t stopping there. This year, dreamers who have long wished to get up close and personal with the Eiffel Tower can now do so as it flings open its doors to the first level; converted into an apartment thanks to HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals.
However, this is one sleepover that money cannot buy, as four lucky winners, along with five guests each, will be picked from a pool of guests around the globe to win a stay. This customised accommodation by a Paris designer, will play host to the different groups from the 23rd of June to the 8th of July 2016.
Interested in trying your hand at this? Just drop your details and answer a question at homeaway.com/eiffel-tower; winners will be announced on the 10th of June, the day before the UEFA EURO 2016 football tournament starts. If you're already brimming with excitement, that's not all! This contest also includes three additional nights in Paris at a HomeAway vacation rental, round-trip transportation and sumptuous gourmet dinner in the Eiffel Tower Apartment. We cannot think of a better way to fully experience the charm of Paris.