Paul Abadie

Paul Abadie

French architect. Son of the architect Paul Abadie the Elder (1783-1868).
Date of Birth: 09.11.1812
Country: France

  1. Biography of Paul Abadie
  2. Notable Architectural Works

Biography of Paul Abadie

Paul Abadie was a French architect and the son of architect Paul Abadie Senior (1783-1868). He studied in Paris, in the workshop of A. Léclerc (since 1832) and the School of Fine Arts (since 1835). Abadie became one of the leading French restorers, with his first major restoration project being the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris from the 12th and 13th centuries, under the guidance of Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1845. He then went on to restore around 40 medieval, mainly Romanesque, temples in the departments of Charente, Gironde, and Dordogne, including the 12th-century Saint-Pierre Cathedral in Angoulême from 1849 to 1880.

Notable Architectural Works

Among Abadie's own constructions, church buildings predominate and they are characterized by a Neo-Romanesque style. One of his most famous works is the Sacré-Cœur Basilica on the Montmartre hill in Paris, built from 1874 to 1919. It was erected in memory of being relieved from the hardships of the Prussian invasion and the Paris Commune.