Skip to main content
Culture in France

Paris celebrates Oscar Wilde, the ‘first rock star’

Audio 10:00
Exhibition poster «Oscar Wilde», at Petit Palais. Runs through to 15 January 2017.
Exhibition poster «Oscar Wilde», at Petit Palais. Runs through to 15 January 2017. http://www.petitpalais.paris.fr/expositions/oscar-wilde

Irish novelist, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a Francophile, wrote in French, spent time here and died here in 1900. He’s buried in Père Lachaise cemetery, now a place of pilgrimage. But France had never honoured him with an exhibition. Now Paris’s Petit Palais has given him the cultural recognition he deserves. RFI reports from "Insolence Incarnate".

Page not found

The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.