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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  • Place to see in Biarritz he made well attention when it goes into pedestrian tunnel to access
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  • Emblematic place of Biarritz. The view is beautiful and stunning. We had a wonderful time and the ocean pretty quiet which allowed us to take advantage of the rock of the Virgin. 2-3 small exhibitors selling souvenirs but are discreet enough and don't spoil anything of the beauty of the site. The only downside: no explanatory signs that explain the birth of this site and the cross on the rocks in front or try to find the answer on your phone. Otherwise, for lovers of the ocean, views to loss of sight, or just to discover a magnificent view and Biarritz, it is a must in my opinion.
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  • Whatever the season, whatever the weather it's a beautiful place. The days of storm the crossing of the bridge (built by workshops Eiffel no less!) is prohibited, but the show remains great!
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  • The site was too crowded. They should put a control access in order to enjoy the view.
  • Great View and many spots to take great photos. The location is also within walking distance from the town center and is a beautiful walk.
  • A beautiful walk and great spot to get pictures of the sea and the town.
  • An absolute beauty. Don´t miss this place when visiting Biarritz
  • Enjoy a nice walk along the cost with the fresh air

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