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The postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace – Hauterives (26)

Mairie de Hauterives
382300 € HT

RL&A Architectes, mandataire

Civil architecture

The postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace – Hauterives (26)


Ferdinand Cheval known as Postman Cheval, imagines and builds from 1879 to 1912 an uninhabitable palace in the heart of a lush garden. This building constitutes a remarkable ensemble and will become, for André Malraux, the architectural symbol of Naïve Art.
On the whole, the Ideal Palace suffers from the ravages of time that alter sculptures and casts. Conservatory restoration works are therefore undertaken: cleaning, patching, complements of flashings and corking cracks, consolidation of facades.
It is a delicate monument to restore because of its constitution and its tourist interest generating a very important erosion.

/ Listed as a National Landmark