Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz
(4.6/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A rock under which we can go and admire the sea which is in perpetual motion. Located near the old port where different hotels and restaurants welcome us.
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  • Points of view breath of wind iodized in ears a very beautiful ballad coast = with children
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  • Come walk without problem, the time was great and not was full of people. The sea was calm and very blue. On the rocks are the Sun by the left side and the moon on the right, has an excellent panorama.
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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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