Rocher de la Vierge, Biarritz

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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  • Close to the city centre, this place allows you to relax by admiring the landscape, especially the rocks, and to discover Biarritz from a different angle. This place is worth leaving the shops for a few minutes...
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  • Biarritz is a must-see. Visit to do as a family or as a couple! Preferably in good weather! Can pair with the visit of the aquarium.
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  • Fairly nice, but felt a little more overrun with tourists than most other similar things we visited throughout our trip. This experience doesn't stand out in my memory...if choosing between the two, I'd check out the lighthouse instead (though it may have a long lineup)
  • Absolutely stunning! Make sure to check the weather before visiting as sometimes due to storms or surges the attraction can be closed for safety reasons.
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