Meeting the Little Prince

From 17 February to 26 June 2022, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is presenting a major exhibition "À la Rencontre du Petit Prince". More than 600 items celebrate the many facets of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
writer, poet, aviator, explorer, journalist, inventor and philosopher.

On the occasion of this exceptional tribute, the original manuscript, kept at the Morgan Library & Museum (which had never before left New York) is presented to the public. Numerous watercolours, sketches and drawings - most of them unpublished - as well as photographs, poems and extracts from correspondence are also presented.

All the drawings on display are an important testimony to Saint Exupéry's talent and show that he always drew, often on his letters or drafts, sometimes even in the middle of his manuscripts.


The exhibition highlights two of the key figures in Saint-Exupéry's life during the Second World War: his wife Consuelo, who inspired the character of the Rose, and Léon Werth, his close friend, a true master of thought and spiritual support, who was also an anti-militarist and anti-colonialist.

To conclude the journey, thanks to the participation of our foundation, 120 foreign editions from among the almost 500 languages and dialects into which the book has been translated are brought together in the form of a "universal library".