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Ferdinand Cheval (1836–1924)

Ferdinand Cheval was born on April 19, 1836 in Charmes-sur-l'Herbasse, Drôme, France. He was a writer, known for Le palais idéal (1958). He died on August 19, 1924 in Hauterives, Drôme. See full bio »

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 1958 Le palais idéal (Short documentary) (story)
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 1969 New Reports from France (TV Series documentary)
Self - segment "Le Palais idéal du facteur Cheval"
- Chroniques de France N° 38 (1969) ... Self - segment "Le Palais idéal du facteur Cheval" (credit only)
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 1981-1982 Les bâtisseurs de l'imaginaire (TV Series documentary)
- L'imaginaire des bâtisseurs (1982) ... Self
 1965 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
Self - Subject
 1958 Le palais idéal (Short documentary)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Le Facteur Cheval

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French rural postman who walked about 20 miles each working day on his route for 30+ years and built in 32 years his Palais idéal who was classified as an cultural landmark by André Malraux in 1969.

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