2022

The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

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# Trip

The Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

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Description

We’ll head out on an excursion to the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, a monument built by a postman from 1879 to 1912. No other building like it exists in the world, which is why it attracts the curiosity of visitors from all over. Cheval’s challenge began in 1879 when he tripped over a stone. He took the stone home with him to examine its structure closer. The next day he went back to the same spot and found more sandstones that had been sculpted by nature. For the next 33 years, he picked up stones during his daily rounds and brought them home to add to his palace. In addition to building the structure with his own hands, Ferdinand Cheval personalized the palace with poetic texts describing his feat. After our excursion, we’ll return on board the ship.

PLEASE NOTE

  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

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French Art and History Along the Rhône River

Next departures: 04/19/2022, 06/08/2022, ...
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7-day/6-night cruise

7 Days FROM $ 2,166 PP
START IN 2022
Departure 04/19/2022
Arrival 04/25/2022
FROM $ 2,630 PP
Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 06/08/2022
Arrival 06/14/2022
FROM $ 2,166 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 07/21/2022
Arrival 07/27/2022
FROM $ 2,630 PP
Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/09/2022
Arrival 08/15/2022
FROM $ 2,166 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
Departure 09/07/2022
Arrival 09/13/2022
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Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 10/02/2022
Arrival 10/08/2022
FROM $ 2,166 PP
Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

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