A teenager who went out clubbing in Manchester with his mates woke up in Paris the following morning after booking a flight in the early hours.
Luke Harding was getting a cab home from the nightclub, nicknamed Tokes, in Oldham when he found his passport in his pocket and drunkenly decided to visit the Eiffel Tower.
Mr Harding, a sheet metal worker, asked the shocked taxi driver to head immediately for Manchester Airport then booked a last minute 6am flight for ￡100 through Flybe to the French capital using his mobile phone. The 19-year-old eventually woke up in a toilet cubicle at Charles De Gaulle Airport - 500 miles from where he started his night to remember.
Pals nursing a giant hangover from a night out at the club were stunned to see a sheepish Luke had tweeted a picture of himself standing next to the Eiffel Tower and then another with the caption: 'Sat outside the Arc De Triumph (sic) eating a croissant.'
News of his unexpected excursion spread like wildfire around the social media site with many messages poking fun at the travelling teenager.
He was eventually picked up 12 hours later at Manchester by friends when he had to pay out a further ￡170 to get a flight back to the UK. The entire escapade cost him a total of ￡300.
Luke was inundated with messages from Twitter uses amused by his escapade. Mark Ingham said: 'I’ve ended up in a few scary places after a night out in Tokes but never Paris. Take a bow.'
Manchester Airport declined to comment about the incident. Flybe said they were unable to provide a comment.