In the fall of 2023, 80 years after its publication during World War II, The Little Prince will return to New York!
A sculpture of Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s famous character will be installed in front of the Villa Albertine – a French bookstore and headquarters of the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States – on Fifth Avenue, across from the Metropolitan Museum. This project by French artist Jean-Marc de Pas is directed by the American Society of Le Souvenir Français and is carried out in partnership with and with the support of the Fondation Antoine de Saint Exupéry pour la Jeunesse. This is the first time that such a monument to the famous French novelist will be erected in Manhattan.
This memorial action was officially presented to the New York media at the Villa Albertine on October 13, 2022, in the presence of members of the Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation‘s American sponsorship committee, Vice President Lionel de Saint-Exupéry, author Stacy Schiff and filmmaker Mark Osborne, as well as members of the board of directors of the Souvenir Français and staff of the French Embassy in the USA.