The Corniche Basque interpretation center.

The Maison de la Corniche is based at “Asporotsttipi”, an old Basque farmhouse owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral. Located on the Corniche Basque just off the road from Hendaye, it is open to all free of charge, and is particularly suitable for families.

It has become a must for discovering the Corniche and the whole Basque coastline.

Geology, flora, fauna, human activities, this natural area will hold no secrets for you!

Thanks to the permanent multimedia exhibition, discover the particularities and richness of this natural area, unique in the Basque Country.

At the same time, our temporary exhibitions and special events program provide opportunities to explore certain themes in greater depth. There’s also a screening room where you can watch films showing the area, nature and artistic projects.

Discovery walks

C.P.I.E Littoral Basque

This summer, C.P.I.E. Littoral Basque suggests “discovery” walks around the Abbadia estate and the Corniche Basque:

Domaine d'Abbadia

Discover the Abbadia estate

In Hendaye, every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August, you’re invited to take part in a “nature discovery” walk (10:00 am to 12:30 pm – except public holidays).
An unspoilt natural setting where the Pyrenees, the Atlantic meet…and man!
Follow us along the trails, and we’ll show you all the natural and cultural attractions (fauna, flora, geology, history…) of this protected natural site, emblematic of the Basque Country.

  • General public
  • Free of charge (free participation possible)
  • Departure from “Asporotsttipi – Maison de la Corniche Basque” at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration required on 05.59.74.16.18

Discover the Corniche Basque

In Urrugne, every Wednesday in July and August, take to the trails to learn about nature (10:00 am to 12:30 pm – except public holidays).
Between the town of Urrugne and its high cliffs, the Corniche Basque offers a wide variety of atmospheres and environments, which encourage you to take your time and, with the help of our nature guide, discover the intimacy of the striking landscapes maintained by those who live and work here…

  • General public
  • Free of charge (free participation possible)
  • Departure from Notre-Dame de Socorri chapel in Urrugne at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration required on 05.59.74.16.18
Corniche Basque
Low tide Hendaye

At low tide

In Hendaye, on Fridays July 15 (from 11:00 to 13:30) and August 12 (from 10:00 to 12:30), come and observe the nature surrounding the 2 Jumeaux.
The rocks at low tide are home to a specific marine flora and fauna well adapted to the particular living conditions. Are you ready to follow us?
Discover, observe and marvel at the treasures of biodiversity hidden on the rocky foreshore of our natural site.

  • Family audience
  • Free of charge (free participation possible)
  • Exact meeting place in Hendaye indicated at registration.
  • Registration required on 05.59.74.16.18
Discover the Abbadia estate

Full program on cpie-littoral-basque.eu

Opening hours

  • January 14 to March 31: 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:30 (closed Sunday and Monday)
  • April 1 to May 31: 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:30 (closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays)
  • June 1 to September 30: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm (every day, including public holidays)
  • October 1 to December 18: 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 17:30 (closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays)

Free admission

Information : C.P.I.E. Littoral Basque
Tel. : 05 59 74 16 18

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