Toulouse celebrates Saint-Exupéry

Forever associated with the memory of the writer and aviator, the city of Toulouse is hosting a series of events linked to Saint-Exupéry and his work, entitled « les Journées Pique La Lune »…

Forever associated with the memory of the writer and aviator, the city of Toulouse is hosting a series of events linked to Saint-Exupéry and his work, entitled « les Journées Pique La Lune*… in the steps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ». On 14 and 15 March, a wall on the Avenue Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was decorated with a fresco showing Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince. The event was the brainchild of the residents\’ association and MJC (youth and culture club) of the Quartier du Pont des Demoiselles in Toulouse. Slam sessions, readings based on Saint-Exupéry\’s work and an exhibition of children\’s drawings and mobiles of the Aéropostale aircraft all added to the excitement of the two-day festival. Next on the agenda, the fresco will be officially inaugurated on 23 April.

* Pique la Lune was Saint-Exupéry\’s nickname, in honour of his turned-up nose and also his occasional forgetfulness: to be « dans la lune » = wool-gathering.

Picture of Saint-Exupéry - Toulouse

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