Papillon, papillons, or le papillon may refer to:


  • Papillon (dog), a dog breed
  • Papillon (horse), a racehorse, winner of the 2000 Grand National

    Arts, entertainment, and media

  • Papillon, a fictional character in the anime series Busou Renkin

    Film and television

  • Papillon (1973 film), an adaptation of Henri Charriere's book, starring Steve McQueen
  • Papillon (2017 film), another adaptation of Henri Charriere's book, starring Charlie Hunnam
  • Le Papillon (film) or The Butterfly, a 2002 French film starring Michel Serrault
  • Papillon (TV series), a live action comedy series


  • Papillon (book) (1969), a memoir by Henri Charrière about his imprisonment at the Devil's Island penal colony in French Guiana
  • Papillon (manga), a manga series by Ueda Miwa

    Music and dance

  • Papillon (Hitomi Shimatani album), 2001, or the title song
  • Papillon (Lara Fabian album), 2019
  • Papillon, a 2015 album by the French artist Sanseverino
  • Le papillon (ballet), an 1860 ballet
  • Papillons, a series of piano dances by Robert Schumann


  • "Papillon (Chaka Khan song)" aka (Hot Butterfly), a song by Gregg Diamond, covered by Chaka Khan
  • "Papillon" (Editors song), a song by Editors
  • "Papillon", a song by The Airborne Toxic Event from The Airborne Toxic Event
  • "Papillon", a song by Rilo Kiley from The Initial Friend
  • "Papillon", a song by Stratovarius from Elements Pt. 1
  • "Papillon", a song by Celine Dion from S'il suffisait d'aimer
  • "Papillon (On the Wings of the Butterfly)", a song by David Arkenstone
  • "Papillon", a song by The Twilight Singers from Blackberry Belle
  • "Papillon", a song by Oasis & Yiruma from Yiruma
  • "Papillon", a song by Patrick Norman (singer)
  • "Papillon", a song by Rolf Harris
  • "Papillon", a song by Jackson Wang
  • "Papillon", a song by Secret Garden from Songs from a Secret Garden

    Other uses

  • Le Papillon (restaurant), a French restaurant in San Jose, California
  • Papillon Records, a British record label
  • Papillon (name), including a list of people with the name
  • Papillon–Lefèvre syndrome, a human genetic disorder
  • The 'Papillon' technique, a radiotherapy treatment for rectal cancer