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”Please, draw me a sheep”. All the little French boys and girls know this notorious sentence. “The Little Prince”, written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a French literature classic.  Every parent has read the book at least once to his or her children. Why? Because, it’s poetic, philosophical, it has a strong moral, and it’s universal.

The Little Prince and the Sunset          Petit Prince et son Asteroide B 612     The Little Prince Falling Asleep  



The author wrote it as a children’s book. The tale evokes the meeting between a lovely little prince and the narrator.  Two separated worlds are illustrated: the ingenuous child’s world and the adult world. Throughout his travels, the golden hair boy discovers adulthood and its seriousness, which implies authority, money and justice. Published in 1943, the book subtly reveals its author’s worries about the Second World War. Through many hidden symbols using simple words, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry criticizes some dark sides of society such as individualism. To fight against solitude, a beautiful friendship thrives between the young boy and the narrator. At some point in the book they finally “domesticate” each other. You will definitely be charmed by the little prince’s candor and innocence. He will probably remind you of yourself as a child or of your own children’s interrogations. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “All adults were children first.” What makes this book so special is the fact that it’s so simple to read to children or have them read it. The allegories, images and moral found in this perfect tale will allow the charming young prince to be imprinted in your children’s memory. This book is definitely a Parisian Flair pick.

Article written by Manon Lemoine, Flair contributor

“Draw me a sheep”

“Dessines moi un mouton”

sheep lamb mouton drawing little prince

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Talking about Couples …

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Rêver 2074 … an utopia of the French Luxury

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Created in 1954, the Comité Colbert celebrates its 60th Birthday in 2014. For this occasion, its members – 78 French luxury houses and 14 cultural institutions reunited around common values – wanted to follow the dream of their visionary creators by projecting themselves into 2074. They work together to promote French art de vivre at  an […]

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“In search of lost time” by French writer MARCEL PROUST

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Click here to subscribe to our Parisian Flair Book Club  WHAT? The Parisian Flair book club is a unique experience. There are a lot of ways to discover new book to read, new authors. When it comes to American authors, it is easy to come across new releases as well as classics. Bookstores, your friends and […]

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Parisian Chic

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Book of my Mother

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The Parisian Flair fall pick is “Book of my Mother” / “Le livre de ma mère” written in 1954.  Albert Cohen is a famous author, Greek-born Romaniote Jewish novelist who wrote in French. Cohen’s fiction can be defined as an autobiographical fiction. In the different novels, Cohen’s double is the handsome Solal. This novel is a must read, a fascinating masterpiece, sad and lively. You […]

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French style book

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Cinema, fashion and Art de Vivre. Can we still talk about a typical French style? It’s interesting how seen from outside, France still has this special note. The Parisian Flair chose Bérénice Vila Baudry’s French Style, published at éditions Assouline. Whatever the areas, politics, fashion or daily life, France truly has a unique flair. Both […]

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Les Misérables

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Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Les Misérables (usually /leɪ ˌmɪzəˈrɑːb/) is a French historical novel by  famous author Victor Hugo. The Flairs chose this wonderful novel. It is a must read. You may have seen the movie or the musical but in order to truly discover French culture we recommend that you read Hugo’s magical work!               Choose […]

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