The Virgin's Rock

Interesting
It was Napoleon III's idea to hollow out this rock, surrounded by reef, and connect it to the cliff by means of a wooden bridge. Today, it is linked to the coast by a metal footbridge built in Eiffel's workshops. It is inaccessible in rough weather as big waves cover the road surface. Crowned by a statue of the Virgin Mary, the rock has become the symbol of Biarritz.

Useful information

Address : 

esplanade du Rocher-de-la-Vierge, 64200 Biarritz

Nearby tourist attractions

Aquarium de Biarritz - Musée de la Mer Aquarium de Biarritz - Musée de la Mer
Aquarium de Biarritz - Musée de la Mer
The aim of this museum, opened in 1935,
Cité de l'Océan - City of the Ocean
Cité de l'Océan - City of the Ocean
The Cité de l'Océan building was
2:00
Asiatica Museum of Oriental Art
Asiatica Museum of Oriental Art
Passionate about Asia, especially India,
1:00
Bayonne Botanical Gardens
Bayonne Botanical Gardens
This Japanese-inspired garden
0:30
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Saint Mary's Cathedral
Ste-Marie's Cathedral was built from the
0:30
Saint Mary's Cathedral Cloister
Saint Mary's Cathedral Cloister
With its twin bays, this cloister
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Nature »

Bayonne Botanical Gardens
Bayonne Botanical Gardens
This Japanese-inspired garden
0:30
See all