Cultural programming

Exhibitions, meetings with writers and critics, readings, lectures and guided tours are offered free to the public at the offices of the Foundation. Development of the work of Saint-John Perse is accompanied by the discovery of other creators (writers and poets, painters, publishers, etc.) according to the same wish of the author.


Each year, four temporary exhibitions are held, often in partnership with other organizations. Some exposures can explore the collections or poems by Saint-John Perse. Other approach various artistic or literary universe, such as those of Gisèle Freund, Claude Garanjoud, Jacques Dupin, Jean Giono or Valery Larbaud, Guillaume Apollinaire. Some exhibitions, for example Seasons poets : Giono / Saint-John Perse, are offered for rent.
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From 1996, To celebrate poetry Every fall brings a wide audience in the auditorium of the Cité du Livre. These meetings with poets of today, French or foreign, comme Lorand Gaspar, One Stétié, Jacques Dupin, Adonis, Édouard Glissant, Yves Bonnefoy are devised in collaboration with the association Cross Scriptures.
From 2009, Foundation organizes Spring of Poets, and scored authors such as Daniel Maximin, Patrick Chamoiseau, Ernest Pépin, Vénus Khoury-Ghata.
Lectures, conferences, study days, conferences around the author ofAnabasis or other writers are also regularly scheduled.


The exhibition is free entry. Guided tours of the exhibition and discover the collections of the Foundation may be arranged by reservation for groups (

The editorial activity

Both journals are published annually alternating : the Cahiers Saint-John Perse in collaboration with Editions Gallimard in the collection of Papers of the NRF (odd years), and Souffle de Perse, Journal of the Association of Friends of the Foundation (even years). The first is more for the publication of unpublished correspondence and the second is a critical journal devoted to Saint-John Perse.