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Palais idéal du facteur Cheval
OT Porte de DrômArdèche
Historic site and monument

Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval
8 rue du PalaisCS 1000826390 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."

Our services

  • Parking
  • Holiday checks accepted

Further information

amenities
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Entertainments room
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Public WC
  • Toilets
  • Film room
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Services
  • Educational visits
  • Tourist brochures
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Guided tours
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Type of clientele
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Compulsory health pass
  • Students
  • Groups
  • Children
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Customer base
  • Maximum size of the group : 200
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Spoken languages
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
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And especially
  • Special group
  • Family special
  • Special solo
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Opening

From 01/10 to 30/11/2021, daily between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm.

From 01/12 to 31/12/2021, daily between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

From 02/01 to 16/01/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.

From 01/02 to 31/03/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm.

From 01/04 to 30/06/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 9 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 6.30 pm.

From 01/10 to 30/11/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 5.30 pm.

From 01/12 to 31/12/2022, daily between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

Prices

From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2021
Adult: 9 €
Child : 5 €
Student: 6 €
Job seeker: 6 €
Disabled: 6 €
Audioguide: 2 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children : 4 €.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022
Adult: 9 to 9.50 €
Child : 5 to 5.50 €
Student: 6 to 6.50 €
Job seeker: 6 to 6.50 €
Disabled: 6 to 6.50 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children : 4 €.

Free entry for the drivers.
Child entry valid for 0 - 16 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

More informations

Payment method : Bank/credit card, Chèques Culture, Cheque, Pass’Région, Cash, Chèques Vacances

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Updated on 05/11/2021
Through Office de Tourisme Porte de DrômArdèche
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