Abbadia, le Château-Observatoire

Historic site and monument, Park and garden, Château

Located north of Hendaye on the Basque corniche, a park designed by landscape architect Eugène Buhler that ends at the cliffs and the ocean, a residence conceived as a scientific laboratory: here is Abbadia, the Château-Observatoire, built between 1864 and 1884 for Antoine d'Abbadie, ethnologist, astronomer, great traveler and ardent defender of Basque culture.

The master builder was Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, an architect whose work here is one of his rarest creations.
The neo-Gothic Abbadia, le Château Observatoire, reflects the orientalist passion of its owner.


Practical information

  • LanguagesFrench, English, Basque, Spanish

Marques & labels

Markak eta labelak

  • Hearing handicap
  • Mental handicap
  • Motor handicap
  • Sight handicap



Method of paymentPayment cards, Cheques and postal orders, Chèques Vacances, Cash, Bank transfers

Basic price - full adult price : 11.90€

Children's price : 5.90€

Price for large families : 32€



Meeting room(s)

Meeting room in bask

Capacity depending on configuration
  • Theater/Auditorium : 19
Room's equipment
  • Screen
  • Paperboard
  • Video projector
  • Free wifi
Other informations
  • Surface : 50m²
  • Possibility of seeing the room : no
  • Close changing rooms : no
  • Close toilets : yes
  • Flexible walls : no
  • Natural lightning : yes

Complementary informations

Informazio osagarria

  • Classification : Registered monuments and sites, Registered and listed sites
  • Craft type : Ceramics, Painint - graphic arts, Sculpture, Woodwork, Glass-making/Stained glass
  • Kind of park : Park
  • Visiting conditions : Unaccompanied tours, Guided tours
  • Lenght of the visit : Individual visit : 50 min, Collective visit : 50 min
  • Audio guides language(s) : French, German, English, Basque, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese
  • Equipments : Bar cafeteria tea room, Coach parking, Equipped conference room
  • Services : Shop, Wifi
  • Activities : Specific themed events, Workshop for children, Seminars, Conferences, Temporary exhibitions
  • Groups : Accepted, Min : 15 Ppl, Max : 30 Ppl, Bus parking



Abbadia, le Château-Observatoire
Route de la Corniche
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Historic site and monument, Park and garden, Château

Abbadia, le Château-Observatoire