a historic monument
This fortified castle still belongs to the same family since its construction in 1341 . Additions and improvements were carried out in the XVIe and XVIIIe centuries and the castle of Urtubie is today an inviting 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 .