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Win the chance to watch Uefa Final with Eric Cantona in France

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If you fancy watching the Uefa Champions League Final with royalty – then here’s your chance.

Hotels.com has put the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the match with King Eric Cantona up for grabs.

The lucky winner (and a friend) will sit down to watch the game on Sunday, August 23, with the former Manchester United star at the rustic – and luxurious – ‘Casa de Cantona’ in rural Provence.

Hotels.com has put the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the Uefa Champions League Final 2020 with King Eric Cantona up for grabs

Hotels.com has put the once-in-a-lifetime experience of watching the Uefa Champions League Final 2020 with King Eric Cantona up for grabs

Cantona has been 'diligently preparing Casa De Cantona for his guests' arrival'

Cantona has been ‘diligently preparing Casa De Cantona for his guests’ arrival’

The King himself will be the host for a ‘suave summer soiree’.

The agenda includes a pre-match French feast, TV room ‘service’, an optional dip in the pool at half-time and punditry from Monsieur Cantona, of course.

He’ll be right there to discuss game tactics and exchange poetry, too, if the winner so desires.

Eric has been making sure his collars are 'match fit'

Eric double checks his collar is a satisfactory height

Eric, who scored 82 goals for Manchester United in 182 appearances, has been making sure his collars are ‘match fit’

The agenda includes a pre-match French feast, TV room 'service', an optional dip in the pool at half-time and punditry from Monsieur Cantona, of course

The agenda includes a pre-match French feast, TV room ‘service’, an optional dip in the pool at half-time and punditry from Monsieur Cantona, of course

Cantona will be on hand to discuss game tactics and exchange poetry, too, if the winner so desires

Cantona will be on hand to discuss game tactics and exchange poetry, too, if the winner so desires

Hotels.com said: ‘Eric will be handing over keys to the luxury abode in Provence for two nights, as well as hanging around to enjoy the big game build-up and the match itself. That means it’s time to start practising your anthem singing, chants and most importantly, your Cantona poetry.’

Cantona, the firm added, has been ‘diligently preparing Casa De Cantona for his guests’ arrival, making sure his VIPs have the ultimate viewing set-up and the best room in the house’.

You can see these preparations for yourself on this YouTube video.

At the time of writing the teams left in the competition are: RB Leipzig, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Lyon, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. 

The final will be played at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Lisbon, Portugal, but it will be closed to fans.

Cantona claims that Casa De Cantona is the next best thing.

Hotels.com said: 'Eric will be handing over keys to the luxury abode in Provence for two nights, as well as hanging around to enjoy the big game build-up and the match itself'

Hotels.com said: ‘Eric will be handing over keys to the luxury abode in Provence for two nights, as well as hanging around to enjoy the big game build-up and the match itself’

At the time of writing the teams left in the competition are: RB Leipzig, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Lyon, Barcelona and Bayern Munich

At the time of writing the teams left in the competition are: RB Leipzig, Atlético Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Lyon, Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Cantona is pictured here reading up on how to be the best host - while starting the wine-making process

Cantona is pictured here reading up on how to be the best host – while starting the wine-making process

Cantona, who scored 82 goals for Manchester United in 182 appearances, said: ‘Football is beautiful and for an epic game like the Uefa Champions League Final, football should be enjoyed in epic surroundings. Fear not, Hotels.com and I have just the place. The fans cannot travel to the stadium, but you can come and enjoy a summer soiree with me in the South of France instead, magnifique non?’

Emma Tagg, Senior Manager, Global Brand Communications at Hotels.com, said: ‘This year we are bringing the stadium excitement to one very lucky superfan. You can swap your seat for a sun lounger and experience five-star treatment for the Uefa Champions League Final. Watch the biggest game of the year with the biggest football legend at Casa De Cantona. You never know, you might get an exclusive poetry reading at half-time!’

To be in with a chance of winning, fans simply need to follow Hotels.com and share why they’re the world’s biggest football fan on Twitter or Instagram, tagging @hotelsdotcom (Instagram)/@hotelsdotcomUK (Twitter) and use the hashtag #CasaDeCantona. See full terms and conditions here. If travel restrictions prevent attendance of the prize, an alternate prize will be offered – a Zoom video call with Cantona and the winner’s plus one on the day of the final, and a $2,000USD Hotels.com voucher. 

If you’re not lucky enough to win but fancy a stay at Casa De Cantona – real name Domaine de Saint Quentin – click here to book (note, Cantona doesn’t actually own it). And remember to keep up to date with the latest FCO travel advice.   

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