Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz

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Monument Landmark
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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  • It is nice to walk across the coast to this point from Biarritz. The rocky landscape with the ocean is interesting. The statue itself is plain but worth a visit for the views and area  more »
  • Although it was very cold on the afternoon we walked to the Rocher de la Vierge, we thoroughly enjoyed the view and the postcard perfect photo opps. Perfect for a leisurely stroll!  more »
  • This is a great place to get a good view of the beauty of this rocky coast. Plus you don't have to spend lots of time and money to get here.  more »
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  • 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
  • Extremely beautiful