Château Abbadia

Opening hours

Closed

  • Monday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

Opens at 10:00 am

On social networks

Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Labourd

  • English
    •  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

  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Euskara

Traveller Reviews Château Abbadia

4.4 sur 5 4168 reviews

  • Henri Perusset

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Henri Perusset on 01/08/2021

    Excellent investment to bring back this castle and the mostly forgotten scientific and geographic discoveries of Antoine d’Abbadie. Excellent very knowledgable tour guide. The whole family learned a lot. The park and the walk along the cliff looked superb … but it was one of these rainy Basque days. Well done, a great cultural outing in the Basque Country!

  • Constantin Anghelache

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Constantin Anghelache on 01/10/2021

    you can't visit the castle because it's privately own, but definitely have a go in the gardens sorounding the property which are free and have good public WC if needed

  • walter Maccaroni

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by walter Maccaroni on 29/07/2021

    Interesante y bonito castillo con capilla, observatorio y un previsto y entorno. Personal superamable. Interesting and beautiful castle. It includes also a chapel and an observatory. Very lovely staff. I really recommend it.

Traveller Reviews Château Abbadia

4.5 sur 5 1020 reviews

  • "Worth a trip"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Sara S (Detroit, Michigan) on 11/05/2022

    I toured the palace. It was beautiful. Went for many walks on the vast mountain property. Beautiful scenery.

    Read the full review
  • "A disappointment"

    3 / 5 Reviews posted by George C (France) on 23/09/2020

    We knew this wasn't a genuine chateau but it reminded us of something from Disney. The original owner was obviously a great scientist but this building is a poor legacy.

    Read the full review
  • "Enjoyable"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by dignidut (Nottingham, United Kingdom) on 25/08/2019

    Although the guided tour was in French we were given a translation. Beautiful building and an interesting hour on a rainy day.

    Read the full review

Ride around

De Hendaye à Irun rive droite

De Hendaye à Irun rive droite
De Hendaye à Irun rive droite

14 m - Hendaye

Velo hybrid

De Hendaye à Irun

De Hendaye à Irun
De Hendaye à Irun

15 m - Hendaye

Velo hybrid

De Hendaye à Saint-Jean-de-Luz

De Hendaye à Saint-Jean-de-Luz
De Hendaye à Saint-Jean-de-Luz

17 m - Hendaye

Velo hybrid

You will like also

Txingudi marshes

Txingudi marshes
Txingudi marshes

A beautiful ecological wealth awaits you in these marshes of Bidassoa. A seaside park, conducive to bird watching, ...

1,1 km - Hondarribia

Plage des 2 Jumeaux

Plage des 2 Jumeaux
Plage des 2 Jumeaux

1,2 km - Hendaye

HENDAYE

HENDAYE
HENDAYE

1,6 km - Hendaye

Church Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion y del Manzano

Church Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion y del Manzano
Church Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion y del Manzano

Recognizable in its tower, almost circular in shape, it is Gothic in style and offers beautiful volumes inside. ...

1,9 km - Hondarribia

Domaine d'Abbadia

Domaine d'Abbadia
Domaine d'Abbadia

The Domaine d'Abbadia is a large park located on the Corniche d'Hendaye . The former home of Antoine d'Abbadie, a ...

1,9 km - Hendaye

loading... map preview

Château Abbadia

Address

67 bis boulevard de la mer
64700 Hendaye

Contacts

Phone : 05 59 20 04 51

GPS coordinates

43° 22'24.13"N, 1° 46'19.67"W

We tested for you

Castles to visit in the Basque Country

Castles to visit in the Basque Country
Castles to visit in the Basque Country

1,6 km - Hendaye

Hike on the coastal path from Bidart to Hendaye

Hike on the coastal path from Bidart to Hendaye
Hike on the coastal path from Bidart to Hendaye

1,6 km - Hendaye

Visit the incredible Abbadia Castle Observatory in Hendaye

Visit the incredible Abbadia Castle Observatory in Hendaye
Visit the incredible Abbadia Castle Observator ...

1,6 km - Hendaye

Mountain hike and relaxation at Hendaye beach

Mountain hike and relaxation at Hendaye beach
Mountain hike and relaxation at Hendaye beach

1,6 km - Hendaye

Visit of Hondarribia and Irun: Medieval and commercial city, full of charm!

Visit of Hondarribia and Irun: Medieval and commercial city, full of charm!
Visit of Hondarribia and Irun: Medieval and co ...

2,3 km - Hondarribia

Events in Hendaye

Visite d'Hendaye "Quartier plage"

Visite d'Hendaye "Quartier plage"
Visite d'Hendaye "Quartier plage"

07/07/2022

11 m - Hendaye

Patrimoine

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Caricatos"

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Caricatos"
Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Caricatos"

10/07/2022

157 m - Hendaye

Spectacles

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Passe par la fenêtre et cours !"

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Passe par la fenêtre et cours !"
Hendaye Fête l'Eté : "Passe par la fenêtre et  ...

12/07/2022

157 m - Hendaye

Spectacles

Fête du Chipiron

Fête du Chipiron
Fête du Chipiron

13/07/2022

159 m - Hendaye

Fêtes populaires

Marché artisanal nocturne

Marché artisanal nocturne
Marché artisanal nocturne

22/08/2022

160 m - Hendaye

Marchés

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : Orchestre Intercommunal

Hendaye Fête l'Eté : Orchestre Intercommunal
Hendaye Fête l'Eté : Orchestre Intercommunal

10/07/2022

213 m - Hendaye

Concerts

Rendez-Vous du Palmier

Rendez-Vous du Palmier
Rendez-Vous du Palmier

12/07/2022

214 m - Hendaye

Marchés

Urban Groove Band

Urban Groove Band
Urban Groove Band

11/08/2022

214 m - Hendaye

Musique

Atelier d'initiation aux arts du Cirque avec le clown Picolo

Atelier d'initiation aux arts du Cirque avec le clown Picolo
Atelier d'initiation aux arts du Cirque avec l ...

14/07/2022

217 m - Hendaye

Evènements sportifs

Jeux Basques

Jeux Basques
Jeux Basques

21/07/2022

217 m - Hendaye

Evènements sportifs

Château d'Urtubie

Château d'Urtubie
Château d'Urtubie

6,8 km - Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Château Fort de Mauléon-Licharre

Château Fort de Mauléon-Licharre
Château Fort de Mauléon-Licharre

Dating from the 12th century , the fortified castle of Mauléon a few kilometers from Béarn , Navarre and Spain , ...

73,8 km - Mauléon-Licharre