Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz
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Rocher de la Vierge, a statue of the Virgin Mary, was installed in 1865 by grateful sailors who were saved from being shipwrecked by a mysterious light atop these rocks. Napoléon III built a wooden bridge to the rocks looking out over the Atlantic as an anchoring point for a dike. The original bridge couldn't withstand the elements, so it was replaced in 1887 with an iron bridge designed by Gustav Eiffel (of the tower fame). Use our Biarritz trip generator to add Rocher de la Vierge and other attractions to your Biarritz vacation plans.
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  • One of the two views of Biarritz with the lighthouse; It is accessed by a road and a bridge above the rocks; and the view on the Ocean and on the coast of Biarritz;
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  • Do not miss on Biarritz a magnificent view. A pity that the time was not of the part
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  • The walk to the rock of the Virgin is very nice, the views are superb on all sides, wonderful pictures to do.
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  • Beaultiful place and amazing view all around the coast.
  • A very nice place to have some breeze from the sea
  • Merveilleux site, à ne pas manquer ♥
  • Very pretty rock by the sea with a nice view. Crossing on a walk to Biaritz
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  • Great point of view by hectic time
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