2023

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: 04/20/2023, 07/14/2023, ...
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MARTIGUES  – PORT-SAINT-LOUIS - ARLES – AVIGNON – VIIVERS - TAIN-L’HERMITAGE – LYON - MACON – LYON

Discover the Rhône through an offbeat, seven-day cruise. See each city differently as you retrace the footsteps of the artists and celebrities who influenced their cultures.
From Alphonse de Lamartine's Mâcon to the side trips to Paul Bocuse's Lyon and Van Gogh's homestead in Arles, each excursion will bring you to the core of the city and its history. 
Discover unusual sites such as the Quarries of Light in Les Baux-de-Provence and the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives.
This cruise on the Saône and Rhone Rivers overflows with the vineyard landscapes and limestone cliffs of southern France.

    7 Days FROM $ 2,245 PP
    START IN 2023
    Departure 03/28/2023
    Arrival 04/03/2023
    Sold out
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 04/20/2023
    Arrival 04/26/2023
    FROM $ 2,245 PP
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 06/06/2023
    Arrival 06/12/2023
    Sold out
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 07/14/2023
    Arrival 07/20/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 09/29/2023
    Arrival 10/05/2023
    FROM $ 2,700 PP
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD

    * Price based on double occupancy

    Show more

    French Art and History Along the Rhône River

    Next departures: 04/14/2023, 04/30/2023, ...
    PEI_AIPP

    LYON - MACON - LYON - TAIN-L'HERMITAGE - AVIGNON - ARLES - MARTIGUES

    Discover the Rhône through an offbeat, seven-day cruise. See each city differently as you retrace the footsteps of the artists and celebrities who influenced their cultures.
    From Alphonse de Lamartine's Mâcon to Marcel Pagnol's Marseille, with side trips to Paul Bocuse's Lyon and Van Gogh's homestead in Arles, each excursion will bring you to the core of the city and its history. 
    Discover unusual sites such as the Quarries of Light in Les Baux-de-Provence and the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval in Hauterives.
    This cruise on the Saône and Rhone Rivers overflows with the vineyard landscapes and limestone cliffs of southern France.

    7 Days FROM $ 2,245 PP
    START IN 2023
    Departure 04/13/2023
    Arrival 04/19/2023
    Sold out
    Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 04/14/2023
    Arrival 04/20/2023
    FROM $ 2,245 PP
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 04/30/2023
    Arrival 05/06/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 05/19/2023
    Arrival 05/25/2023
    FROM $ 2,245 PP
    Ship : MS Mistral Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 05/19/2023
    Arrival 05/25/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 05/31/2023
    Arrival 06/06/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 07/08/2023
    Arrival 07/14/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 08/06/2023
    Arrival 08/12/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Van Gogh Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 08/30/2023
    Arrival 09/05/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM
    Departure 09/23/2023
    Arrival 09/29/2023
    FROM $ 2,317 PP
    Ship : MS Rhone Princess Ship category : STANDARD
    Departure 10/22/2023
    Arrival 10/28/2023
    FROM $ 2,731 PP
    Ship : MS Camargue Ship category : PREMIUM

    * Price based on double occupancy

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