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Building a Palace of Dreams One Pebble at a Time

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  • Published on Dec 15, 2016

  • One morning, mailman Ferdinand Cheval stumbled across an interesting pebble on his delivery route. He picked it up, and from there, an obsession began. Using stones he collected on his routes, Cheval began working each night to create Le Palais Idéal, an 85-foot-long, 30-foot-high castle of grottos containing Chinese, Algerian and Northern European influences. Built by Cheval alone, entirely by hand, the palace took 33 years to complete. Now, it just might take your breath away. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants. Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.

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  • width is correct, height is not. according to Internet, it's 10m high or about 33ft high. still impressive and inspiring

  • 300 ft high!? Are you sure about that...

  • Sweet Drift Milan.K - Drift. Your welcome ;')

  • What's the name of the song in the video? Really like it tbh.

  • that looks so beautiful

  • A great big - very short - story.

  • It's pronounced "pal-AY ee-day-AL" and not "pal-AY aye-DEEL."

  • y'all gotta stop having such catchy music in your videos. I had to watch this 3 times cos I kept getting distracted by those smooth beats

  • Yes please post the music/artist links with the videos. Such good tunes in all these.

  • What's the music please ?

  • I visited this place few years back on holidays, pretty cool

  • Looks like a Hindu Temple

  • whats the music in this?

  • 48 biatch

  • and people say that the pyramids and stonehenge aren't man made lmao. Look at what this guy did with 33 years and skill. Now imagine a thousand of men like him working on something, exactly.....

  • That mailman is a TRUE "rock star"!! This is amazing.

  • I have never been more intrigued in an advertisement than I have now.

  • The French have always been so creative. This is a perfect example of such.

  • is that hutch?