The faces may not be familiar but the names are.  Many of the illustrious men and women honoured in the Pantheon are little known outside France but these have world wide fame.

 

 

Seven more street art portraits by C215, found in the streets of the 5th arrondissement.

(Click on any photo to view the gallery)

 

 

The title picture of this post is a portrait of writer, poet, journalist and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Decorated posthumously for his wartime role in aerial reconnaissance, Saint-Éxupery is probably best known to English speakers for two books, Vol de Nuit (or Night Flight) and the strange and dreamy children’s book Le Petit Prince.