Statue of Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Remarkable sites and monuments
Last updated date : 04/04/2023
Built near the street that has born his name since June 29, 2005, the copper statue was created by a sculptor originally from Lyon, Christiane Guillaubey. It shows Saint Exupéry and the Petit Prince sitting on top of a white marble column.
The column is more than 5 metres tall and weighs 7 tons. On its base are three sentences taken from his works and on the plinth is the last page of the Little Prince.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on the 29th of June 1900 at number 8 Rue Saint-Exupéry (formerly Rue Alphonse Fochier and Rue du Peyrat). From the age of four to seven or eight, he lived at number 1 Place Bellecour. He also lived at the Château de Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens (in the Ain). He disappeared during a reconnaissance mission on the 31st of July 1944.
Place Bellecour rue Antoine de Saint Exupéry - 69002 Lyon 2ème