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Chateau d'Abbadie

Route de la Corniche, 64700 Hendaye, France
+33 5 59 20 04 51
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Of its time

This grand house was built in the times of exploration, the Academy of Science and fascination with... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
James H
Frankfurt, Germany
Interesting Eccentric

Chateau d'Abbadie was the home of a man curious about the world and much in it. He built this... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Route de la Corniche, 64700 Hendaye, France
+33 5 59 20 04 51
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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
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
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

Thank Blanka H
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
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
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a dull day and it was so busy! Having walked 500m from the car park we were greeted by a long queue to buy a ticket in which we were stood for at least 40 minutes. When we finally reached the front...More

4  Thank Elisabeth K
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This Chateau was absolutely beautiful!! We took the Metro over from San Sebastián and easily got a taxi to the right place. All tours are in French but there's a handout they'll give to visitors in any language. Definitely an interesting and beautiful place to...More

Thank jcoz1113
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We enjoyed our visit and guided tour although it was in French but writeup in preferred languages were helpful. The Neolithic chateaux was designed by the architect of recreated Carcassone and Notre Dame. Interiors were authentic but inevitably a little fragile and in line for...More

Thank L5398DLdavidw
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The last visit is at 18h, be careful! The inside of the castle is really well care and the views of the outside really amazing. Suitable to go with teenagers. Could be an afternoon plan. There is a long way to walk by the seaside,...More

1  Thank antziwoman
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Went to visit and look around the grounds. The grounds that you are allowed in are very small. Didn't visit inside....perhaps we should have done!

Thank Steve W
Halty Jean S, Directeur général at Chateau d'Abbadie, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear Steve, Abbadia offers wonderful decors inside. So sorry you didn't see it. Next time I hope ! J.S. Halty Manager

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