Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – St Raphael

Today is the birthday of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince). 

During World War II he was a pilot with the Free French Airforce, based in North Africa. In July 1944, he disappeared over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. There is a monument to Saint-Exupéry at Agay, a small seaside village 10km east of St Raphael on the French Riviera.



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