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Fancy staying in the Eiffel Tower during Euro 2016? Here's how...

We'll always have Paris

Published 25/05/2016 | 15:54

Always popular: Paris
Always popular: Paris
Designer rendering: HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment

Several million people visit the Eiffel Tower every year, but none have been able to stay overnight... until now.

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The iconic Parisian landmark is currently being kitted out with an apartment thanks to HomeAway, the holiday home rental company.

Guests will sleep on the first level of the tower, waking up to breathtaking views of the Arc de Triomphe, the Grand Palais, Sacre Coeur and the Seine.

The apartment is being furnished by French interior designer Benoit Leleu.

There's a catch, of course.

Stays in the Eiffel Tower, available on June 23, 28, July 4 and 8, are only available as prizes in a competition, entered on homeaway.co.uk.

Designer rendering: HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment
Designer rendering: HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment

Entrants must answer the question - 'What would you do if the HomeAway Eiffel Tower Apartment was all yours for a night?' - before midnight on May 31.

If you win, you'll not only get to sleep at one of the world's top landmarks, but enjoy a sumptuous gourmet dinner and three additional nights in Paris at a HomeAway vacation rental... including round-trip transportation.

The four lucky winners, who can take up to five additional guests each, will be announced on June 10, the day Euro 2016 kicks off in Paris.

Ireland play Sweden in the opening match of their Group E campaign at the Stade de France on June 13, before continuing to Bordeaux and Lille.

Price hikes are already underway. Hotel rates have jumped by up to 427pc as compared with June of last year, according to search site trivago.ie, with average prices in Paris up from €141 to €285, and from €106 to a whopping €559 in Lille.

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