Château d'Urtubie

Urrugne, France

Château d'Urtubie still belongs to the same family since its construction in 1341. Additions and improvements were carried out in the 16th and 18th centuries and the castle is today a historic monument, furnished and decorated with refinement .

The stones of Urtubie tell six centuries of history of the Basque Country . King Louis XI sejourned in the castle in 1463 and Louis XIV raised the domain to the status of viscounty in 1654. In the 19th century Soult then Wellington were known to the castle during the Napoléonic wars.


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D810 1300, Urrugne, France
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Paloma Carceller (10 months ago)
We had an amazing experience! The Chateau could not be more authentic and beautiful! We were super lucky to meet Martine who explained the story of the chateau in an incredible Spanish! ❤️Thank you very much!
Kevin Moore (2 years ago)
Very interesting, lots of info provided. Shortage of shaded seating. Not busy but worth a visit
P&T Addison (2 years ago)
A lovely small chateau with an interesting history. Self guided at your own pace with laminated guide sheet. Didn't push the gift shop items if you weren't interested.
James Harmer (3 years ago)
Amazing hotel, with a wonderful and friendly owner. Full of history and artifacts collected and passed down from his family. You will feel like a member of royalty staying in one of the castle's bedrooms. The breakfast is fantastic in the old dining room with classical music and the gardens and woods must not be missed.
Nigel Whittle (5 years ago)
Wonderful stay with exceptional friendly host and lovely chateau
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