Rocher de la Vierge in Biarritz, walk
All year long
This is an imposing rock that Napoléon III decided to use as an anchorage point in the sea wall of the Port du Refuge that he wanted to build.
The rock was consequently linked to the land by a wooden bridge (replaced by a metal footbridge attributed to Gustave Eiffel) with a tunnel through it, like the one under the Atalaye plateau, to allow blocks of stone for the construction of the sea wall to be brought through it.
This rock owes its present name to the statue of the Virgin erected on its summit in 1865.
The silhouette of the rock topped by its statue is the true emblem of Biarritz. From the rock, you can look out over the whole city, its beaches and its monuments
Access to the rock not recommended in bad weather
Telephone the tourist office on 05 59 22 37 10 for information