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Welcome to the official site of Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace. The Ideal Palace is a property belonging to the town of Hauterives.  La loutre – façade Es

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace - History - Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

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El Palacio Ideal de Ferdinand Cheval

Detail Palais idéal, Ferdinand Cheval

Ferdinand Cheval Palace a.a Ideal Palace (France)Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le Palais idéal in Hauterives. The Palace is regarded as an extraordinary example of naïve art architecture.

Ferdinand Cheval's ideal palace in Algiers..Cheval lived a long life of respectable poverty, apprenticed first to a baker at age 13 and then entering the postal service in 1867. One day on his route he tripped over a stone, picked it up and was taken aback by its bizarre shape.  From that day forward his 33-year quest to build the Ideal Palace began

FERDINAND CHEVAL PALACE (The ideal palace), located in France was built by a postman with the stones picked up during his daily mail round

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace - History - Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

It took a whole lot of patience and thousands of stones for French postman Ferdinand Cheval to build this amazing piece of architecture.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace - History - Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace

French Postman Spent Thirty Years Of His Life To Build His Dream Home.

Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace - Palais idéal, Ferdinand Cheval

Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace - Palais idéal, Ferdinand Cheval

One rock made a man dream. A true artist.

Ferdinand Cheval was a French postman who spent thirty-three years of his life building Le palais idéal du facteur Cheval (the Ideal Palace) in Hauterives, France.

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