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). 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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  • It is a characteristic place to biarritz with the lighthouse. This place is to be discovered but the most gorgeous ballad is that night. The ocean takes all its power at night and the site becomes mythical and almost disturbing. This puts us at a disadvantage with the grandeur of nature and the ocean. Sublime
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  • Even if we braved some prohibitions that day with foreign correspondents, access auRocher of the Virgin remains a good time, both for point of view for the chills with the Ocean that runs under your feet
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  • At the rock, you have a great view of Biarritz. Well, there are the lighthouse, the Palace and the beach. It's great to see the waves breaking on the rocks. The best place to see this is at the end of the rock. Feel free to stay a few minutes to admire the view and to breathe the spray.
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  • Windy and rough when we visited, classic west coastal seas and views, the fresh air and sea spray is good for the soul! Well worth the walk if not too crowded, we’re there in Oct. so no worries about crowds. I could imagine in Aug. it might be a bit of a mission!
  • Incredible view to the magnificent ocean and the fantastic rocks and beaches of Biarritz!
  • Superb views of the coast stretching to Hendaye
  • It's a cool spot but quite touristic and very crowded... also by bad weather (which is like the thrill - water splashing up).
  • The site was too crowded. They should put a control access in order to enjoy the view.
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