A surrealist place : The Ideal Palace of the Postman Cheval

The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, or 40 years of perseverance, recognized worldwide as a work of “Naive Art” and “Art Brut”.

facteur-cheval4Situated in Hauterives, you cannot miss this very special monument, built with stones that Facteur Cheval, a postman, picked up during his rural mail delivery rounds.
This monument represents 33 years of single-handed labour, an absolutely fascinating example of “Naive Art” classified by the Historical Monuments in 1969 by André MALRAUX (the French Minister in charge of Culture, at that time).

 

Do not miss : Jazz in the Palace, and other music festivals, depending on the season.
More information : Palais Idéal du facteur Cheval