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Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaye

(4.4/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
In a country where many sites can trace their history through thousands of years, Chateau d'Abbadie 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 d'Abbadie a centerpiece of your Hendaye vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hendaye family vacation planner.
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  • Discovery of an incredible historical character. Visit remarkably animated by our guide. I recommend this discovery at any age.
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  • A curiosity with a very nice and quaint, to make history! Architecture of the XIX century with the themes in the fashion of the time and an impressive laboratory
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  • This castle built for Antoine of Abadie is surprising, the spirit of the owner is present everywhere, it contains signs of his travels, his material of observation with a telescope noted in degrees and not degrees. Worth.
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  • Very nice castle but fotos are not allowed inside, sadly. But the views are nice
  • 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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