Watch the Movie
A film of PAPILLON was made in 1973, starring Steve McQueen as Henri Charrière and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega. Obtain a copy of the film and compare and contrast it with the book.
Coconuts and Condensed Milk
Bring some coconuts (or coconut milk) and condensed milk to class to share with the others to get a taste of Papillon's experience in solitary confinement.
Create a travelogue about France, paying particular attention to Paris, an area important to Charriere's life. Be sure to include highlights of attractions, events, and natural resources that will appeal to people considering a trip to this beautiful country.
Iles Du Salut Travelogue
Create a travelogue about the Iles Du Salut, the three islands where Charriere was imprisoned. Why would people want to travel to these remote islands? What intrigue and mystery could guests expect to encounter?
Dinner with Henri Charriere
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