Abbadia, the Observatory Castle Castles in Hendaye

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Friday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Sunday 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Closes at 06:00 pm

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Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

Services

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  • English spoken
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    • IN HENDAYE, IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY, A SITE BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION !

      It is Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory, an enchanting place, erected on the Basque ledge, for Antoine d'Abbadie, ethnologist, geographer, man of science ...

      Built between 1864 and 1884, by Viollet-Le-Duc, its neo-Gothic architecture and eclectic decoration make it one of the must-see sites and museums in the Basque Country. It will appeal to heritage lovers and families looking for a change of scenery.

      Children will also be able to discover the places in a fun way, through a treasure hunt.

      Open all year, except from January 3 to 24.

      Abbadia, the Castle-Observatory

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Traveller Reviews Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

4.4 sur 5 5623 reviews

  • Christopher Acarregui

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Christopher Acarregui on 03/04/2024

    Great time at the Chateau. Really a very nice history. The tour was in French and Spanish but we received a written English presentation, so that was helpful. Beautiful interior. We were amazed at the detail. The walls looked like they were wall papered but they had all been painted. Amazing detail.

  • Ecaterina Verbițcaia

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Ecaterina Verbițcaia on 05/04/2024

    Lovely place with amazing view! Unfortunately could get in the castle as the last tour was at 16:45, but will definitely do it the next time 😉

  • Iryna

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Iryna on 17/10/2023

    It's a very interesting and cozy place. There is the possibility to get a guided group tour inside the building but an excursion is only in French language . The guide can provide you with a leaflet in English and Spanish as well. The excursion inside takes about 1 hour. As for me - it worth to visit anyway, even if you don't speak French.

Traveller Reviews Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

4.5 sur 5 1076 reviews

  • "Beautiful chateau in the basque region"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by mariedesjardins (Prince George, Canada) on 25/12/2023

    While staying in Biarritz, I took the bus to Hendaye to check out Chateau Abbadia. The staff was friendly and provided a guided tour to guests. The interior of the chateau was very unique with...

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  • "Fun time"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Charles P on 24/05/2023

    Excellent place to spend some time. The guides are fun and friendly , also the chateu grounds provide some scenic vista's

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  • "Interesting castle"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by GlobetrottingSwede (Paris, France) on 18/05/2023

    The castle was built in the 1860s by a rich eccentric working in science and linguistics. The architect was Viollet le Duc, who is known for his renovations of Carcassonne and Notre Dame. Interesting...

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Ride around

Abbadia, entre ciel et mer

Abbadia, entre ciel et mer
Abbadia, entre ciel et mer

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Walking

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D'Hendaye à Irun rive droite
D'Hendaye à Irun rive droite

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D'Hendaye à Irun

D'Hendaye à Irun
D'Hendaye à Irun

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Velo hybrid Bike / road

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Domaine d'Abbadia

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Plage des 2 Jumeaux

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Corniche d’Hendaye

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Abbadia, the Observatory Castle

Address

Abbadia, le Château Observatoire
67 bis boulevard de la mer
64700 Hendaye

GPS coordinates

43° 22'33.59"N, 1° 45'3.7"W

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