MASE - Museo Antoine De Saint- Exupéry
Celebrates the writer-aviator’s life and works
On 10th May 1944, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry arrived at the military airport of Fertilia in a B26 aircraft piloted by Captain Rouzard.
He lived in Alghero until July of the same year: in the Bay of Porto Conte, in a villa on a small hill facing the Torre Nuova.
Here, he wrote most of his novel "The Wisdom of the Sands" and his last work, "Letter to an American".
The writer-aviator’s life and works are celebrated by MASE in a dedicated museum space in the very places so dear to the author of "The Little Prince".
The museum retraces the most captivating and audacious steps of his life, guiding us in the discovery of interesting and unexpected details surrounding his links with the city of Alghero.
The rooms and display cases house themed installations, personal keepsakes, period documents and works of art as well as detailed information panels.
Photos taken in Alghero in 1944 by John Phillips, the internationally renowned Life magazine photojournalist, who produced a photo report immortalising the writer’s final days, are also on display.
Alghero Ticket includes admission to the museum.
Location: Torre Nuova di Porto Conte – Strada Statale bis | Alghero