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    Live like the other half with a Phantom of the Opera Airbnb stay.

    Janet Manley

    February 21, 2023, 10:32am

    Gaston Leroux walked so that Andrew Lloyd Webber could run, and now you can walk, run, and then sleep in the bed they collectively made with a one-night stay courtesy of Airbnb at the historic Palais Garnier in Paris—the real-life inspiration for The Phantom of the Opera.

    Airbnb announced a collaboration with Opera National de Paris on a suite themed for the novel and musical, timed for the end of the show’s run on Broadway. Contrary to expectations, the listing does not advertise a “garden-level apartment with light hauntings.”

    Rather, a chamber at Palais Garnier has been transformed into a stage-adjacent luxury suite, allowing guests to catch the opera without having to get out of bed or queue online at Ticketmaster.

    “My great-grandfather’s classic story has inspired so many people through the years,” Victoria Leroux, the granddaughter of novelist Gaston Leroux, said. “This is the perfect time to honor him and welcome ‘phans’ to the famous setting of his much-loved novel for a once-in-a-lifetime stay.”

    The general vibe will be “a pier-glass, a sofa, a dressing-table and a cupboard or two,” plus a potentially disgruntled opera-fanatic.

    [h/t CNN]


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