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Chateau d'Abbadie, Hendaye

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Castle Tourist Spot
In a country where many sites can trace their history through thousands of years, Chateau d'Abbadie is rather modern.

Built between 1864 and 1879, this Neo-Gothic structure is a study in contrasts: old and new, Eastern and Western, science and Catholicism. It was built for linguist, anthropologist, geographer, and astronomer Antoine d'Abbadie, who designed the eclectic structure around his interests. Upon his death, he left the home to the French Academy of Sciences, which still owns it. Make Chateau d'Abbadie a centerpiece of your Hendaye vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hendaye family vacation planner.
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  • 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!  more »
  • The chateau was built between 1864 and 1884 for Antoine d'Abbadie who was an outstanding scholar, scientist, ethnologist and astronomer. Elected member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1867, he be...  more »
  • Tours are scheduled at regular times and the grounds and cafe are pleasant enough if you find you need to wait around. Inside, the rooms have been beautifully preserved and the guides know a great dea...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Lovely view of the sea from the Castle. Tourist attraction.
  • Very nice castle but fotos are not allowed inside, sadly. But the views are nice
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  • To make the most of your visit take the guided tour. I took the guided tour of both interiors and exteriors which was a good choice; I think that without the guide I wouldn't have notice or understood many features of the castle. It is a magical place, worth seeing. I wouldn't mind visiting again.