Rental Company Competition Will Let Travelers Sleep In Eiffel Tower

PARIS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four lucky competition winners are set to be the first people in history to use the Eiffel Tower as a vacation home next month.

Rental company HomeAway is taking over part of the first floor of the iconic 300-meter (yard) landmark for the duration of the UEFA Euro 2016 soccer tournament in Paris, and transforming it into Hausmannian-style living quarters.

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The competition opens Thursday for the chance to stay in the famous monument, which provides panoramic views onto the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacre Coeur and the Seine river.

To apply for the contest, entrants must answer a series of questions on why they would want to spend the night at the iconic Parisian landmark. But, be sure to be brief — responses are limited to only 140 characters, the same length as a typical tweet.

Winners will have the chance to bring up to five other guests along with them on their-one night stay. Winners will also receive three additional days at an area HomeAway rental, as well as round-trip travel accommodations.

HomeAway will host different groups of winning travelers on June 23, June 28, July 4, and July 8.

Brian Sharples, HomeAway CEO, called the move “unprecedented” and said it was “guaranteed to provide the most epic vacation memories of a lifetime.”

Winners of the competition will be announced on June 10.

Click here to learn more about the contest, and how to enter.

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