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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  • The walk is a must. The view is magnificent. Resting on a bench allows to look at the horizon and dream.
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  • Foot from Church St Eugénie down in front by the stairs then continue the trail by the port of fishermen and back by the footpath to reach the rock of the Virgin in the Sun even better...
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  • a very nice point of view and point drop for a nice walk, family, yourself or lovers! The ocean is unique in Biarritz and the view breathtaking since the rock!
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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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