Relive Antoine d’Abbadie’s voyages in his own home which was built at the end of the 19th century by Eugène Viollet le Duc.

The Castle observatory Abbadia is a site beyond your imagination !

Overhanging the sheer clives of Hendaye in the middle of a moor, he was built between 1864 and 1884 by Viollet le Duc for Antoine d'Abbadie who was ethnologist, geographer and scientist.


Abbadia is open all year long, except  from January 7th to 28th of 2020.
Closed on May 1st, December 25th and 31st.

Guided tours are in french, but you can also discover the castle with a leaflet in English.


Read the 2020 leaflet


Trip Advisor - Certificado de Excelencia del Castillo Observatorio Abbadia


Abbadia, the Observatory Castle​

Route de la Corniche

Tel : +33 5 59 20 04 51
Fax : + 33 5 59 20 90 51

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