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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TripAdvisor
  • I don't get tired to come and return to this rock. The waves, the spray, the view... Fantastic place.
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  • Very nice view from the rock or the power of the waves just caress the rock or throne the Virgin. Not to be missed.
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  • A pleasant walk on the seafront between the lighthouse and the rock more Sunday it reserved to pedestrians
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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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