Abbadia Castle is a castle of Gothic Revival located on the town of Hendaye ( Pyrenees-Atlantiques ), in the province of Labourd (6 km from Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye 1 km). Built by the architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc on a command of Antoine d'Abbadie in the nineteenth century, it is classified as historical monument December 21, 1984 .
The castle has three main parts: the library and observatory , the chapel and finally, housing. Under the porch, a quotation in Gaelic welcomes visitors by Cead Mile Failte (A hundred thousand welcomes). Other formulas adorn the castle as Estre More than paraistre or on the chimney Transit vita prima sicut or Bizi bedi Euskara to celebrate the Basque Country. The hall is built the whole house. The interiors evoke the end of the Second Empire , where the imperial court was staying at Biarritz . Ten murals of Ethiopian life cover the hall of the castle.