Antoine de Saint-Exupery Museum

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Antoine de Saint Exupéry Museum
Antoine de Saint Exupéry Museum outside view Aug 2017.jpg
Antoine de Saint Exupéry Museum
Established2004
LocationTarfaya, Morocco
Coordinates27°56′38″N 12°55′29″W / 27.9439°N 12.9248°W / 27.9439; -12.9248Coordinates: 27°56′38″N 12°55′29″W / 27.9439°N 12.9248°W / 27.9439; -12.9248
Websitewww.antoinedesaintexupery.com

The Antoine de Saint Exupéry Museum is a museum of air mail in Tarfaya, Morocco.[1] Founded in 2004, it is devoted to author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944), who lived there for two years, from 1927 to 1929, and found there the inspiration for much of his literary work.[2][3][4]

In 1927, Saint-Exupéry was appointed chief of the stopover airfield in the Tarfaya region, formerly known as Cape Juby. Tarfaya opened the museum in 2004 to recount the history of the aviation company Aéropostale and its route from Toulouse to Saint-Louis, Senegal. The museum is the principal attraction for visitors to the town.[5]

340-degree panorama of the museum interior

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Where 'The Little Prince' was Born". National Geographic.
  2. ^ "Maroc: à Tarfaya, un musée est consacré à 'St-Ex l'écrivain' et son Petit Prince". LExpress.fr (in French). 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  3. ^ Planet, Lonely. "Musée Saint-Exupéry in Tarfaya, Morocco". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  4. ^ Limited, Alamy. "Musée de Antoine Saint Exupery, Tarfaya, Laayoune Sakia El Hamra Region, Soutwestern Marokko Stockfoto, Bild: 135368249 - Alamy". Alamy (in German). Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  5. ^ Darija, Parler (2014-11-02). "Antoine de Saint Exupéry - Son lien fort avec le Maroc". lepetitjournal.com. Retrieved 2018-03-04.