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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
    • In the country
    • Village centre
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
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
    • Children's entertainment
    • Concert
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Shows
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Entertainments room
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates 2022
  • 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 €
  • Disabled
    From 6 € to 6.50 €
  • Group adults
    6 €
  • Group children
    4 €
Openings
  • From January 2, 2022
    until January 16, 2022
  • From February 1, 2022
    until March 31, 2022
  • From April 1, 2022
    until September 30, 2022
  • From October 1, 2022
    until November 30, 2022
  • From December 1, 2022
    until December 24, 2022
  • From December 26, 2022
    until December 31, 2022
  • 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 - 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 - 6:30 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