Ride onboard “The Balloon of the Lamplighter” on Parc du Petit Prince, France. The ride is inspired on the fifth planet visited by The Litlle Prince. About this planet Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote “It was the smallest of all. There was just enough room on it for a street lamp and a lamplighter. The little prince was not able to reach any explanation of the use of a street lamp and a lamplighter, somewhere in the heavens, on a planet which had no people, and not one house. But he said to himself, nevertheless:
“It may well be that this man is absurd. But he is not so absurd as the king, the conceited man, the businessman, and the tippler. For at least his work has some meaning. When he lights his street lamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower. When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep. That is a beautiful occupation. And since it is beautiful, it is truly useful.”
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”. Like in the quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince for more photos we publish is not possible to capture the essential magic of this new theme park. You need to came here and follow your heart!.
Apart from the balloon rides that we’ll cover in the next posts Le Parc du Petit Prince is an uplifting educational experience centered around a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth. The book by French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language. Growing up in Western Europe this was a fantastic tale i read back in my teens.