When Saint Exupéry meets his Little Prince


Hall 2 at the Heysel, at the foot of the Atomium, is hosting an immersive, spectacularly staged 1,500 m² exhibition on the life of the writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) and his best-known work, "Le Petit Prince" (The Little Prince), until the end of June.

Aviator, writer, fighter, philosopher, poet... there were so many facets to this extraordinary character whose life was prematurely cut short by his disappearance during a flight off the coast of Marseille in 1944.

While visiting the exhibition, your route is enhanced by a series of projections and audiovisual montages, as well as testimonies by the writer, his family (the voice of Antoine's mother accompanies you throughout the visit) and his friends. The resin sculptures by artist Arnaud Nazare-Aga reproduce the author's illustrations from the book in three dimensions. Exchanges of letters, which played an important role in Saint Exupéry's life and offer an intimate glimpse of the man, are also included. The exhibition also presents the imaginary meeting between the Little Prince and his creator.

Today, the author's landmark book has been translated into 457 languages and dialects and has sold more than 11 million copies in French alone.

75 years after the publication of "Le Petit Prince", the themes addressed in the work are more relevant than ever, be it humanism, ecology or empathy. The "Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The Little Prince Among Humans" exhibition will transport you into his poetic universe.