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Château d'Antoine d'Abbadie
Jan to Mar - Tu to Su from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Apr to Jun - Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Apr to Jun - Mo to Fr from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Apr to Jun - Sa from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Jul to Sep - Mo to Su from 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM,Sep to Nov - Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,Sep to Nov - Mo to Fr from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Sep to Nov - Sa to Su from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM,Nov to Dec - Tu to Su from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PMHalf an hour away from Biarritz, on the Abbadie estate (a vast section of the coast, which is completely unspoilt and criss-crossed with many footpaths through woods and meadows) stands an impressive building facing the ocean. Inspired by the Middle Ages with its crenels and dungeons, this castle was built between 1860 and 1870 by the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc for Antoine d'Abbadie, a great traveller and fierce defender of Basque culture. Richly decorated, it shows the owner's passion for the Orient. This lover of travel and science even set up his own observatory enabling teams of astronomers to compile a catalogue of stars.Admission : guided tour : adults 35F (EUR 5.34), children 18F (EUR 2.74) ; visit without guide : adults 30F (EUR4.57), children 15F (EUR 2.29) Call ahead for varying days.