A successful event

Over 300 friends of Saint-Exupéry from all over the world came together at the Collège des Bernardins (Paris V)…

Over 300 friends of Saint-Exupéry from all over the world came together at the Collège des Bernardins (Paris V). For three days, those closely involved in the ongoing story of Saint-Exupéry today spoke at conferences and round-tables. A wide-ranging panorama was painted of multimedia projects in the pipeline and of the latest events in the world of non-profit associations or publishing. Over the three days, discussions of  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s ideas and his modernity enlivened the debates and round-tables.  As far as the Little Prince himself was concerned, countries where the book is extremely popular (South Korea, Japan, Brazil, etc.) were well represented, and eager to recount what was happening at home. Participants were also given the very first sight of the Little Prince as he is to appear in a future TV series, and were also introduced to the pop-up edition of the tale.

Closing the three-day event, the official launch of the Fondation Saint-Exupéry pour la Jeunesse was held in the immense nave of the newly-restored Collège. The foundation, which is fortunate in having as its sponsors such well-known figures as journalist Patrick Poivre d’Arvor and astronaut Claudie Haigneré, among others, aims to aid young people in difficulty, in particular by helping them gain entry into employment.