The Corniche Basque is a protected natural area stretching from Ciboure to Hendaye, over a distance of around ten kilometers.

With its policy of preserving sensitive natural areas, Hendaye also has a “wild” side.

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and at the foot of the Pyrenees, discover the flysch, impressive rock formations in vertical strata, below the Domaine d’Abbadia, which gives the Corniche Basque its charm.

The site is characterized by steep cliffs, coves and two famous rocks, “les Jumeaux “, which bear witness to the retreat of the coastline. In just a few hundred meters, the cliffs tell the story of millions of years of earth history.

Vast meadows, Atlantic moorland and wind-sculpted copses create a natural setting that contrasts with the nearby towns of Hendaye and Biarritz.

Asporotsttipi farm

Asporotsttipi farm

En arrivant à Hendaye, la Maison de la Corniche (ou ferme Asporotsttipi) représente une porte d’entrée du Domaine d’Abbadia, et n’est autre que le centre d’interprétation de la Corniche Basque : on vous y explique tout !

Owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral, this former Basque farmhouse is open to all free of charge, and is particularly suitable for families. Its permanent interactive exhibition reveals the special features and secrets of the Corniche Basque.
Geology, flora, fauna, human activities, this natural area will hold no secrets for you!

The Maison de la Corniche is open all year round to welcome hikers wishing to explore the Domaine d’Abbadia or enjoy a view of the ocean. Admission is free.

Monument remarquable de la Corniche Basque, ne ratez pas non plus la visite du Château Observatoire Abbadia

domaine abbadia family point of view