Europe is home to many magnificent palaces – but none as unique as this one. Although it may not be the most ornate or extravagant, its origins are one-of-a-kind and make it the coolest palace we’ve ever seen.

Because Palais Ideal, as it’s known, was made with the simplest of building blocks and constructed by one man – that’s right, one. And that’s not even the end of the story.

Can you see what’s special about Palace Ideal?

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This palace was constructed over the course of 33 years by a French mailman named Ferdinand Cheval.

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To build it, he used pebbles that he collected during his mail route. The 18-mile journey that he conducted on foot six days a week became his time to collect the building blocks necessary to build his very own Versailles.

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He began building his palace in 1879 and didn’t finish until 1912.

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He even began carrying a wheelbarrow with him in order to collect all of the tiny stones he would need.

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This one-of-a-kind palace is located in Hauterives, in the southeast of France.

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You can visit it almost every day of the year, and many do.

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It is also used to host some big time concerts and art exhibitions.

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Incredible.

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I know where my next vacation is going to take me.

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Source: Dailymail

It’s remarkable that it only took Cheval 33 years to build this incredible structure, considering that he did it all by himself. Goes to show you what a person could accomplish when they set their minds to it. Now can we please get a DIY video on how to build a pebble palace, please?

Share beautiful Palais Ideal with your friends, and see if they’ll guess how it was built!