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). Use our Biarritz trip generator to add Rocher de la Vierge and other attractions to your Biarritz vacation plans.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Great iconic spot of Biarritz, just in front of the aquarium, beaches and restaurants, magnificent panorama, don't miss visiting a Biarritz.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Well worth the trip. Superb view, the rocks are very beautiful. Lack of explanations on why the command he has a Virgin there and crosses of tombstones. Well worth the trip.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Walk rather pleasant seaside up to the Virgin, to see, Biarritz is beautiful! We spend a magic moment, you can make a stop to bathe here and there... then start running along the coast!
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  • August 29, 2017
    The site was too crowded. They should put a control access in order to enjoy the view.
  • April 1, 2017
    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.
  • March 7, 2017
    A beautiful walk and great spot to get pictures of the sea and the town.
  • January 19, 2017
    An absolute beauty. Don´t miss this place when visiting Biarritz
  • February 15, 2017
    Enjoy a nice walk along the cost with the fresh air

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