The Little Prince leisure park
The Little Prince is the most (nonreligious) translated book in the world, in 275 languages.
The author, Antoine de St Exupéry, who died for France – 70 years ago next July 2014 – is both a legendary pilot, hero of the Aeropostale (patented in Alsace in 1921!) and a world-famous writer.
The first aerial park in the world, the Little Prince Park invites its visitors to a very poetic journey on the planet of St. Exupéry's hero with foxes, sheep, butterflies and roses but also in the air with the « planet balloons » and the « aerobar » that allows the visitors to admire the plain of Alsace at 150 meters high.
The Little Prince Park covers over 24 hectares and invites visitors on a literary journey to the planet of Antoine de Saint Exupéry’s beloved characters, offering 31 attractions dedicated to the famous book’s imaginary world.
It highlights two universes and three dimensions with more than thirty “experiences” :
ON THE GROUND, planet B612, four themes will be proposed:
The adventure of the Little Prince, a 3D movie where he travels from planet to planet; questions regarding astronomy, a big quiz for children and adults, developed with the scientific support of Jean-Baptiste Renard, director of research on global environment at the CNRS.
The Wings of Courage, the great story of the Aeropostale retracing the tale of Guillaumet in the Andes; Night Flight, a journey full of sensations simulating the epic conditions of the pilot without visibility, and Southern Mail, where the young aeronauts carry the mail to the right continent.
- Water in all of its forms
The Dew of the Desert to refresh young and old, the Labyrinth of the Fountain that will showcase the 53 minutes of the Little Prince or Travel under the Sea, a journey by sea scooter to discover the fauna of the depth of the Mediterranean.
- Animals and plants
The Butterfly Farm, first breeding farm of indigenous Lepidoptera open to the public, Draw mea Sheep and the Rose Garden.
Two unique and original shows Dancing with the Sheep and Encounter with the Foxes, in which actors are big fluffy balls with long ears or covered with wool.
IN THE AIR, visitors will be invited to travel to the other planets of the Little Prince, aboard three “planet balloons”:
- The planet of the King and the Lamplighters
Using the principle of the lighter than air, passengers will travel up to 150 meters above the groundand will discover a unique view of Europe's most beautiful scenery: to the West the Vosges, to the East the Black Forest and in the north-south axis, the plain of Alsace.
- The planet of the Drinker
A little unusual, the planet of the Drinker will combine conviviality and strong sensations: a glass in hand, feet in the sky dangling up to 35 meters off the ground.
In close proximity, the Ecomusée and the former potash mine of Carreau Rodolphe!
The park is mainly meant for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 as well as grandparents with grandchildren in that same age group.