Relive Antoine d’Abbadie’s travels in his home, built in then 19th century by Eugène Viollet le Duc.

This castle reveals Antoine d’Abbadie ‘s life, dedicated to science, man and God.

People can visit every room recently restored, including the observatory and its lunette méridienne, the library, the chapel, the bedrooms, salons and boudoirs.

Built between 1864 and 1884 in Neo-Gothic style, Abbadia is one of the rare creations of the illustrious architect Eugène Viollet le Duc.

It is classified as a “Monument Historique” and has been awarded the“House of the Illustrious” and “Tourism & Handicap” labels“and also “Quality Tourism” labels.

Practical information

The castle is closed on the following dates: January 8 to 29, May 1, December 24, 25 and 31, 2024

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Note to visitors

Abbadia is a particularly fragile site. Its daily attendance, agreed jointly with DRAC Aquitaine, is limited.

Reservations are required all year round, especially in midsummer. We guarantee you the best possible welcome.

Abbadia offers 2 free parking areas within a 10-minute walk: the Ascoubia parking lot (500 meters) and the la Glacière street (200 meters).
Please note: the nearby Armatonde street is free from mid-September to mid-June; however, it is particularly steep.

The public is encouraged to come by bus (Abadia stop – lines 31 and 39) or on foot from Hendaye beach (about 15 minutes).

Information & Contact

Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory

27, route de la Corniche
64700 HENDAYE

Tel: +33 5 59 20 04 51

Park - Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory

NEW in 2024: why not become Antoine d’Abbadie’s heir at theAbbadia Escape Game!

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