Valence City Guide

Le palais ideal du facteur Cheval


Le Palais Idéal du facteur Cheval : the story of a life

Listed a Historic Monument by André Malraux, the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval (Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace) is unique. While working his rounds, the country postman Ferdinand Cheval collected every single stone, one by one, that was then used to build this magnificent palace. This extraordinary masterpiece follows none of the rules of architecture but tells the story of a man who devoted his life to fulfilling his dream. A dream inhabited by birds, elephants, fairies and giants, flowers and cascades… a raw, spectacular work of art that defies categorization.

Found at : The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval is 45 minutes from the ACE Hotel Valence.

Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval
8, rue du Palais
26390 Hauterives