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Palais Idéal - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

8 Rue du Palais, 26390 Hauterives, France


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About Palais Idéal

The Ideal Palace is a monument built in Hauterives by the postman Ferdinand Cheval, from 1879 to 1912. A masterpiece of naïve architecture and naïve art, it has been classified as a historical monument since 1969. This monument entirely built by one man measures 12 meters in height and 26 meters in length, the various pieces were assembled with lime, mortar, cement, and reinforcements metallic.

Attractions Near Palais Idéal

Pilat Natural Regional Park
Pilat Natural Regional Park35.43km from Palais Idéal

Pilat Regional Nature Park covers around 72,000 hectares. An immense expanse with varied landscapes alternating between fir and beech forests, pastures, hillsides covered with vines, orchards... This preserved territory is home to many animals and plants. Nature-lovers and athletes will enjoy the various footpaths, mountain bike trails, and bridle paths.

Vercors Regional Natural Park
Vercors Regional Natural Park46.09km from Palais Idéal

The Vercors Regional Natural Park is a regional natural park created in 1970, straddling the departments of Drôme and Isère. The main features that constitute it are indissolubly linked to a geological adventure that founds the main lines of its landscape bringing together cliffs, plateaus, and gorges in an immediate environment of more modest plains and hills. One of the nice place to enjoy the natural beauty.

Téléphérique Grenoble-Bastille
Téléphérique Grenoble-Bastille55.11km from Palais Idéal

Get a bird’s eye view of Grenoble and the surrounding valley with a ride up in the cable car which was inaugurated in 1934. It was the first urban cable car. More than 24 million people have used the cable car since its opening. With an annual average of more than 300,000 customers and opening hours of over 4000 hours per year, the Grenoble Cable Car has an outstanding record.

Confluence Museum
Confluence Museum55.41km from Palais Idéal

The Musée des Confluences is a museum of natural history, anthropology, societies and civilizations located in Lyon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Heir to the Guimet Natural History Museum in Lyon, it is housed in a deconstructivist style building of the Coop Himmelb au de 2014 architecture firm, in the La Confluence district, on the southern tip of the Peninsula of Lyon, at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône.

Musée de Grenoble
Musée de Grenoble55.57km from Palais Idéal

The Museum of Grenoble is a municipal museum of Fine Arts and antiquities in the city of Grenoble in the Isère region of France. Located on the left bank of the Isère River, place Lavalette, it is known both for its collections of ancient art for its collections of modern and contemporary art. Thanks to the action of one of its curators of the interwar period, it is considered the very first museum of modern art in France. Its temporary rooms allow it to organize two exhibitions each year.

Musée des Tissus / Textile Arts Museum
Musée des Tissus / Textile Arts Museum57.32km from Palais Idéal

The Textile Arts Museum is a museum in the city of Lyon, France. Located in two 18th century hôtels particuliers of Lyon's 2nd arrondissement, the institution consists in two distinct collections: the textiles collection and the decorative arts collection. Founded in 1864, the musée des Tissus houses one of the largest international collection of textiles, the holdings amounting to 2,500,000 units. The collection spans a 4,000 year period, from Antiquity to the present, and covers a wide range

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The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes administrative region covers an area of 69 711 km2 in the centre and east of the south of France. It is a collection of regions of diverse topographies, climates, natural resources, cultures, folklore, architecture, and languages.