Canadian student and her British boyfriend are given Louvre museum for date night evening

Canadian student and her British boyfriend are given Louvre museum for date night evening

A Canadian art student and her British boyfriend were wined, dined and given the Louvre Museum all to themselves as part of an incredible date night.

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A Canadian art student and her British boyfriend were wined, dined and given the Louvre Museum all to themselves as part of an incredible date night.

Daniela Molinari, 26, and partner Adam Watson, 29, were treated to a romantic evening that started with glass of champagne in front of the Mona Lisa, followed by a gourmet meal by the Venus de Milo.

The couple then enjoyed a private concert by French folk singer Sarah Jeanne Ziegler in the museum’s Napoleon III apartments before strolling through the Louvre’s 37 kilometres of galleries and taking in its 35,000 works of art on show.

Daniela Molinari, 26, and her boyfriend Adam Watson, 29, enjoy a glass of champagne in front of the Mona Lisa as part of an unforgettable date night

Daniela Molinari, 26, and her boyfriend Adam Watson, 29, enjoy a glass of champagne in front of the Mona Lisa as part of an unforgettable date night

Daniela Molinari, 26, and her boyfriend Adam Watson, 29, enjoy a glass of champagne in front of the Mona Lisa as part of an unforgettable date night

The couple were treated to a meal of lobster, sea bass and lamb on a table set up by the Venus de Milo, the Louvre’s celebrated Greek statue

The couple were treated to a meal of lobster, sea bass and lamb on a table set up by the Venus de Milo, the Louvre’s celebrated Greek statue

The couple were treated to a meal of lobster, sea bass and lamb on a table set up by the Venus de Milo, the Louvre’s celebrated Greek statue

Their exclusive date night was rounded off with a double bed prepared for them under a small, canvas tent inside the 30-year-old glass pyramid at the museum’s entrance.

Miss Molinari, a fine art student at Northumbria University in Newcastle, won the unforgettable experience as part of a competition.

Bosses had asked entrants to write in, using no more than 800 words, and tell them why they’d be the Mona Lisa’s perfect guest.

More than 182,000 people wrote in, with a jury of art experts deciding Miss Molinari’s answers were ‘fresh and creative’.

The romantic experience was topped off with the pair sleeping under the glass pyramid at the entrance to the museum

The romantic experience was topped off with the pair sleeping under the glass pyramid at the entrance to the museum

The romantic experience was topped off with the pair sleeping under the glass pyramid at the entrance to the museum

The couple were also treated to a private tour

The couple were also treated to a private tour

They were free to stroll around the museum and take in its 35,000 works of art on display

They were free to stroll around the museum and take in its 35,000 works of art on display

The couple were also treated to a private tour and were free to stroll around the museum and take in its 35,000 works of art on display

She had said she wanted to eat a packet of crisps with Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the painting, and drink a glass of spritz with her.  

‘I didn’t take it seriously. I didn’t think it would work,’ she said.

After Miss Molinari and her boyfriend enjoyed a glass of bubbly in front of the painting, she said: ”The last time I came I was 12 years old and I was so small and there were so many people I saw practically nothing.

‘Above all I wasn’t in a position to appreciate it, as I am now, having studied art.’ 

Miss Molinari, a student at Northumbria University, won the experience as part of a competition that asked entrants to reveal why they'd make the perfect guest for the Mona Lisa

Miss Molinari, a student at Northumbria University, won the experience as part of a competition that asked entrants to reveal why they'd make the perfect guest for the Mona Lisa

Miss Molinari, a student at Northumbria University, won the experience as part of a competition that asked entrants to reveal why they’d make the perfect guest for the Mona Lisa

‘It was an unexpected and incredible experience. I have a lot of respect for art because it’s a subject I study, but the fact of being able to make the most of it in such a unique way and alone in the museum’s corridors makes an enormous difference.’

The date night at the museum was the result of a collaboration between the Louvre and Airbnb to generate publicity for the museum’s latest venture.

From this autumn, Airbnb will be offering customers the chance to pay for private, visits outside normal opening hours. 

The Pompidou modern art museum in Paris already offers similar private visits with the rental site for €90 a head. 

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