MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs | Exhibition

An Encounter with the Little Prince

from 17 February 2022 to 26 June 2022

107 rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris

Louvre - 1er Arrondissement


The Little Prince, which was published in the U.S. in 1943 and in France in 1946, is not merely Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece, it is also one of the most popular books of all time, which has captivated readers of all ages around the world.

Titled À la rencontre du Petit Prince (An Encounter with the Little Prince), this is the first major exhibition in a museum devoted to the book. It brings together more than 600 items, including the original manuscript, sketches, photographs, poems, newspaper clippings and extracts from the correspondence of Saint-Exupéry. The exhibition provides an absorbing look at the world of the explorer.


All public

Prices and times

From 11 am to 6 pm. 11 am to 9 pm Thursday. From 11 am to 8 pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and May 1


Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Situated in a wing of the Louvre, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs provides visitors with an insight into the decorative arts from medieval times to the present day. Visitors can discover a bedroom from the 15th century, admire the creations of numerous porcelain factories (Sèvres, Saint-Cloud, etc.), and observe the birth and development of art nouveau, with its curves and floral motifs. Works by contemporary designers and artists such as the Bouroullec brothers are presented towards the end of the exhibition visit. The rich collections from the departments of fashion and textiles, advertising and graphic design, conserved by the museum, are displayed only during temporary exhibitions. The nave, the superbly decorated central section of the museum, is used to host exhibition-events. Complete your visit with a trip to the bookstore and gift shop, 107Rivoli, where an exclusive selection of designer objects are on sale.

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MAD - Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 44 55 57 50

  • Subway - Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
  • Bus - 21, 27, 39, 68, 69, 72, 95

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

- Motor disability: all activities are accessible. At the Musée Nissim de Camondo, only the ground floor is accessible.
- Visual impairment: tactile access to certain works and adapted teaching materials.
- Hearing impairment: LSF visits available on Thursdays in the evening and on Saturdays.
- Mental disability: talks adapted to the group.

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