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Propriété de l'académie de sciences, le Château Observatoire Abbadia surplombe la corniche basque et domine la baie d'Hendaye. Ses façades néogothiques et son intérieur richement décoré en font un lieu incomparable au Pays Basque.
Was a little sceptical about this tourist option, but we needed to pass some time. However the tour of the building well exceeded expectations! The guided tour is only in French but they gave us English guide books that were fine. The design, furniture and...More
The Château and grounds are worth the time to have a walk around. Be aware that there is no parking directly at the attraction, watch for the signs for parking approx 500 metres before the Château. There is a a smart new visitor centre where...More
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.
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.
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
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
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
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