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Chateau Abbadia, Hendaye

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
In a country where many sites can trace their history through thousands of years, Chateau Abbadia is rather modern.

Built between 1864 and 1879, this Neo-Gothic structure is a study in contrasts: old and new, Eastern and Western, science and Catholicism. It was built for linguist, anthropologist, geographer, and astronomer Antoine d'Abbadie, who designed the eclectic structure around his interests. Upon his death, he left the home to the French Academy of Sciences, which still owns it. Make Chateau Abbadia a centerpiece of your Hendaye vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hendaye family vacation planner.
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  • The castle that once belonged to an astronomer and Explorer. Astronomical laboratory, library, items related to the African culture. Rooms in relation to the concerns of the owner. Beautiful park overlooking the sea.
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  • delighted to have visited this castle Observatory of this bourgeois enthusiast who benefited from his matrimonial alliance with a silvery young but ugly.. .from 20 years his junior to finance his passion... the castle is full of holes ds parts to observe the heavenly Vault earthquakes conventional etc..discours of the guide with humour and jokes with two bullets... dt ns are not fond... site sea view make these details...
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  • beautiful, different from usual Castle. the only downside that guided osn is French from Monday to Friday, although they give a summary in Spanish fairly complete. the Abbey with its cliffs domain also worth, magnificent views.
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  • To make the most of your visit take the guided tour. I took the guided tour of both interiors and exteriors which was a good choice; I think that without the guide I wouldn't have notice or understood many features of the castle. It is a magical place, worth seeing. I wouldn't mind visiting again.
  • What a house! Loved the observatory and the eclectic interior elements. Great tour guide.
  • I like places such things in spite of i cant visit it
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  • Visit to be absolutely lies 100 km to the round. Originality of the castle in a grandiose setting. Interesting and unusual of Antoine Abbadie life is very well told by the guide who knew how to share passion qu ' had this scientist. Stunning trainee Guide. No doubt, she found her way.
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