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

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