The Château d'Abbadia, also Château d'Abbadie, is a neogothic château situated in Hendaye, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. Built by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc and Edmond Duthoit, both patronized by the explorer Antoine d'Abbadie, between 1864 and 1879, it is classified as a historic monument and "Maison des Illustres". The scientific collections, archives and furniture are all authentic and make up a considerable cultural heritage of the 19th century.
The exterior architecture of the building is in the Irish Gothic Revival style. It consists of a central building (square tower) from which three extensions start:
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Crisanta Teodosiu | Sep 21, 2017
A very interesting and heavily decorated eclectic XIXth century castle, with a beautiful manicured garden. There's a 1h trek that surrounds the property which is a nice thing to do to help you pass the time if you arrive at noon when it's closed (everyday between 12:00-14:00), with a belvedere point over the ocean (check out the photo below). Entrance fee is 8.90€ for adults for guided visits (only in French). Even though there's a smaller fee for visiting on your own, you are obligated to buy the guided tour as it's the only one available and you're not allowed to enter on your own. For people who don't speak French, there's a document with descriptions in English, but much less detailed than the guide's explanations. You are not allowed to take photos inside and they obsessively ask you to not touch anything, even the walls (we were told to keep our backpacks in front at all times). The door is closed upon the group's entry and the exit is through another door upon finishing the tour.
Monika Potter | Mar 31, 2017
Animal figures on walls and rooflines. Amazing interior. No photos allowed inside. Staff willing to cater for the lone English speaking couple, as well as the French and Spanish. And Germans. It was greatly appreciated.
Brian McConnell | Jul 19, 2017
Lovely chateau with fantastic painted decoration, well worth a visit. Could do with a cafe!
Theepan Paramanathan | Dec 23, 2016
Lovely view of the sea from the Castle. Tourist attraction.
Patryk Kusch | Aug 16, 2016
Very nice castle but fotos are not allowed inside, sadly. But the views are nice
deolinda mendoza | Mar 16, 2018
Is an interesting place sorrounded by beautiful landscapes
罗天璨 | Mar 24, 2018
Fantastic view！Love it
Matt Killick | Apr 28, 2018
This is a beautiful area of France and the outside of the Chateau is amazing. The tour was ... okay - but not great. It lasts a bit more than an hour and there are tour books available for non-french speakers, but no audio tours. There is a short walking trail that starts at the bottom of the hill accross from the parking lot. It's a great walk! If you stop here, take an hour and walk the trail. Note: the Chateau is not accessible from the trails.
ann sc | Apr 23, 2018
So beautiful place, the views are amazing, is the perfect place for good pictures and take a walk
Saul Ernesto Perez Villanueva | Jun 2, 2018
Beautiful place, must to visit.
Natalia Irina Crea | Jun 30, 2018
Stunning palace, such a shame they only offer tours in French. They give you some information in your native language but you miss 50% of the tour. Girl giving the tour was a sweetheart and made the visit fly by. Would have loved to be able to understand everything she said as it seemed to be pretty interesting. Still worth the visit!
Agnieszka | Jun 23, 2018
From April to June it's closed from 12 to 2 pm. We're there on 20th of June and found that threre is a breake. Many turists were unsatisfied.
Ove Larsen | Jul 8, 2018
Excellent tour guide during the visit.
Top Bird | Aug 10, 2018
Interesting château. Detailed information in the guide you are given to read whilst you walk around on your own. View of the sea is great. Gardens are nice too.
William Sinclair | Jul 29, 2018
A truly beautiful chateau all of the rooms where enchanting and the grounds nicely lawned. The guide was entertaining as well as knowledgeable in all aspects about the owner/builder. I will be back in the future.
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