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Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

Historic site and monument, Historic patrimony, Palace, 19th C in Hauterives
  • It all started in April 1879 when Ferdinand Cheval, a country postman, stumbled upon a strange stone. This led to 33 years of perseverance and dedication in building his ideal palace, alone in his garden, using only nature, postcards and pictures in magazines as inspiration.

  • Unique in the world, the Ideal Palace has inspired artists for over a century. Independent from any artistic trend, built with no architectural rules, the Ideal Palace has been admired by the Surrealists and is considered as a work of outsider art. It was classified as a Historical Monument in 1969 by the French Minister of Culture at that time, André Malraux, as Naïve Art."
  • Environment
    • Village centre
    • Pedestrian area
    • In the country
    • Town location
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 200  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Shows
    • Concert
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Children's entertainment
    • Entertainment evenings
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Coach parking
    • Parking
    • Toilets
    • Entertainments room
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Connect Travellers Cheque
  • From January 31, 2023 to September 15, 2023
  • From September 16, 2023 to September 17, 2023
  • From September 18, 2023 to January 15, 2024
  • Concession
    From 6 €
  • Adult
    From 9 € to 9.50 €
  • Child
    From 5 € to 5.50 €
  • Student
    From 6 € to 6.50 €
  • Job seeker
    From 6 € to 6.50 €
  • Group adults
    6 €
  • Group children
    4 €
  • Concession
  • Adult
    6 €
  • Child
  • Concession
    From 6 €
  • Adult
    From 9 € to 9.50 €
  • Child
    From 5 € to 5.50 €
  • Student
    From 6 € to 6.50 €
  • Job seeker
    From 6 € to 6.50 €
  • Group adults
    6 €
  • Group children
    4 €
Openings
  • From January 31, 2023
    until March 30, 2023
  • From March 31, 2023
    until June 29, 2023
  • From June 30, 2023
    until August 30, 2023
  • From August 31, 2023
    until September 15, 2023
  • From September 16, 2023
    until September 17, 2023
  • From September 18, 2023
    until September 29, 2023
  • From September 30, 2023
    until November 29, 2023
  • From November 30, 2023
    until December 24, 2023
  • From December 26, 2023
    until January 15, 2024
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sunday
    9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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