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Château - Musée d'Antoine d'Abbadia

Hendaye | Arts décoratifs - Civilisations extra-européennes - Sciences de la nature
€4 - €7.9
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The Abbadia Observatory Castle is a castle of Gothic Revival style located in the town of Hendaye (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), in the province of Labourd (at 6 km from Saint Jean de Luz and 1 km from Hendaye). Built by Viollet-le-Duc Eugène and Edmond Duthoit on a command of Antoine d'Abbadie, it is classified as a historical monument and the illustrious House.

The rich scientific collections, archives and furniture are original and represent a considerable cultural heritage representative of the 19th century.

The castle is classified as a historic monument. Abbadia Observatory is the first and only decimal Observatory. The remarkable decimal Meridian telescope built by W. Eichens (1879) and its accessories is the only one in the world which the graduated circles are divided into 400 grades and then in decigrades. Microscopes enable a reading of the polar distances grade nearly 1/10, 000.

Furniture and household objects were classified as Historical Monuments April 1, 2003 (order of classification of September 10, 2003). They are a remarkable historical and artistic set.

14:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Château - Musée d'Antoine d'Abbadia
  • Address: Route de la corniche - 64700 - Hendaye - France
  • Phone: (33) 05 59 20 04 51


Librairie, Carterie, Boutique


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Getting there

  • By car : autoroute A 63, sortie de Saint Jean de Luz Sud, puis D 912 Rte de la corniche

Marc Vilaregut Andreu


Shari Levasseur