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Chateau Observatoire Abbadia

Route de la Corniche, 64700 Hendaye, France
+33 5 59 20 04 51
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Great castle

Fine place for afternoon excursion. It takes one hour guided tour. Surrounding is nice with... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Agnieszka M
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Lovely stunning place

After the beach, as you start going towards the cliffs and Ziburu/Ciboure, you will find this... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
BasqueGuy
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Route de la Corniche, 64700 Hendaye, France
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fine place for afternoon excursion. It takes one hour guided tour. Surrounding is nice with beautiful view.

Thank Agnieszka M
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

After the beach, as you start going towards the cliffs and Ziburu/Ciboure, you will find this amazing castle, built by an even more amazing person. Eccentric man of the 19th century, very important for the revival of the Basque culture.

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The story of the château and its owner is fascinating. I did the premium visit and it last 2 hours with very good explanations.

Thank Julien B
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

For adults to see the grounds and outside it is 2€, inside 8€ or 9.50€ for the guided visit (French only). Brochures available in other languages. Interesting to see the eccentric, eclectic decor inside. Surprising interior. No pictures allowed inside.

Thank Anamaria A
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

One of the best things ive ever visited. So well preserved. So beautiful. Full of stories. the guide didnt speak english but she gave me an english written flyer where i could get all the information needed. really a NOT TO MISS if you are...More

Thank GentSaraci
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This grand house was built in the times of exploration, the Academy of Science and fascination with zoology and other lands, all these are worked into its construction and its decoration. Well worth the visit, but brush up on your French. The guide has a...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Chateau d'Abbadie was the home of a man curious about the world and much in it. He built this "castle" home complete with various scientific instruments, including a telescope that might seem small by today's standards, but he did some amazing work with it. Furthermore,...More

Thank SanNic44
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We have been here before and absolutely loved the architecture and design of rooms as well as the history. The place has changed ever so slightly in that fewer rooms are available for visiting and they have now built a ticket office which also has...More

1  Thank Blanka H
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

If your luck is to arrive hear with French people, of course, the guide will talk and explain in French. You will receive a few pages of English text, where the rooms of the "castle" are explained. Only few words about all. If you know...More

Thank Mireloi
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Worth the walk to get there! An amazing work of archetecture and design. Interesting history, beautiful finish to each room. Outstanding views and grounds. A great sense of history to enjoy!!

Thank Robert D
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