Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz

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). With our international travel planner, Biarritz attractions like Rocher de la Vierge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This very pretty statue planted at the end of a rock is the objective of a beautiful walk... The ocean and its magnificent typical waves are not observed.
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  • The statue is very pretty and its displacement makes it well worth it. However the end of the Esplanade also offers an impressive spectacle. When the sun sets, this view gives you the ocean in its entirety and it alone. To do if you want to see this show.
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  • With a blue sky and clear you enjoy a beautiful view of the coast it is beautiful to see I will even say especially in the evening in order to enjoy all shades of colors
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  • Fairly nice, but felt a little more overrun with tourists than most other similar things we visited throughout our trip. This experience doesn't stand out in my memory...if choosing between the two, I'd check out the lighthouse instead (though it may have a long lineup)
  • Absolutely stunning! Make sure to check the weather before visiting as sometimes due to storms or surges the attraction can be closed for safety reasons.
  • Wonderfull Atlantic Ocean view 🌊 🇫🇷 ! Very Nice spot for photo and video.
  • Worthwhile walking destination for those who enjoy ocean vistas, views of urban beaches to the tune of a deep, slow perpetual rumble of the waves tirelessly eating away at the rocks. The man-made bridge leading out to the lookout should be wide and solid enough to all but those with the most extreme vertigo. Recommended.
  • Beautiful landscape, with a peaceful feeling. A must go if you love the ocean.
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