Château d'Abbadie

Hendaye, France

Château d'Abbadie is a château in Hendaye. Built between 1864 and 1879, it was designed in the neo-Gothic style by E. Viollet-le-Duc and incorporated many enigmatic features characteristic of its owner, the explorer Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie.

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Founded: 1864-1879
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France

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Marius Radoi (2 years ago)
This is a small castle but one of the most beautiful castles I have ever visited. And it's placement is incredible also: one side with the Pyrinees and the other one with the Atlantic.
Grahame Reynolds (2 years ago)
It is of interest because of its owner but the building itself reminded me of a Disney castle. Not worth the entrance fee imho.
Shakira Stover (2 years ago)
Gorgeous place, incredible views. Absolutely worth a trip! You can pay to go inside, or it's half the price if you just want to explore the grounds. *However, like many historical places it's not very handicap accessible.
Casper van Rens (2 years ago)
The building looks beautiful and the surrounding are great. The personnel is kind and enthusiastic. But the insides are restored in such a way it looks "fake". Instead of keeping the old rustic vibe it now looks all new and modernly painted and in some spots you can see signatures and dates of the people that restored it and thats sad.
United colors of Bembeltown (3 years ago)
A beautiful place. An amazing mixture of a house and a castle. It was built by a great man who was scientist, explorer and humanist at the same time. For people who love history and especially astronomy a must see. Above that the landscape is lovely and it is possible to take long walks to the coast. Clear recommendation.
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