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Trip Report Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

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Everybody in France has heard of this place, but actually very few people have ever seen it. We just know that the site was created by a gentle eccentric letter carrier with strange visions in his head. It's in the Drôme, more or less between Valence and Grenoble, so I know that there is little chance that many people here will be driving around that area -- you are always driving in the Dordogne or Normandy or Provence if you dare to use French roads.

But I was delighted to finally see the "Ideal Palace" for myself last week and I could not help making a little report about it. Ferdinand Cheval actually influenced a number of major artists in the early 20th century, and he will never be forgotten.

Here is my report:

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