French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route
Mar24

French Mailman Spends 33 Years Building Epic Palace From Pebbles Collected On His 18-Mile Mail Route

France is chock-full of palaces, but there’s one – Palais Ideal – that stands out above the rest as a work of art and devotion. Ferdinand Cheval, a French postman with no formal architectural or artistic training, spent 33 years building this extraordinary structure by cementing together oddly-shaped rocks that he found along his mail route. Construction on the palace began in 1879 and was completed in 1912. After stumbling on a...

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