In the most searched “Cultural sites” section on Google worldwide in 2022, the Ideal Palace in Hauterives arrives in 9.e position! Ferdinand Cheval’s work appears in the world ranking just behind the Louvre pyramid (8e ), the only two French sites close to, among others, Christ of Rio (4e ), the Great Pyramid of Giza (3rde ) or Buckingham Palace (1eh ).
As 2022 draws to a close, Google has released its annual Year In Search list of the most searched questions, people, movies, sporting events and more on the web. Using data from Google Maps, the company also released a list of cultural and scenic spots that users searched for the most. In detail, it gives the ranking below.
1. Buckingham Palace, London, UK
2. Big Ben, London, UK
3. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Al Giza Desert, Egypt
4. Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5. Royal Palace of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
6. Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial, Taipei, Taiwan
7. Songshan Geopark, Taipei, Taiwan
8. Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France
9. Ideal Palace, Hauterives, France
10. Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea