The landmark of Biarritz is the Rocher de la Vierge, the Rock of the Virgin. A beautiful path leads to it, first through flowering gardens, then over an iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1887. The idea for the bridge came from Napoleon III, whose wife, Eugénie, had her summer residence in Biarritz. A white statue of the Madonna with Child has stood on the top of the rock since 1865 as the patron saint of fishermen. Under the reef, there is a tunnel that ends in a viewing area, from where you can see the Madonna and the beaches. Be sure to have a look into the water as well, because there are always lots of fish around the rock.
Rocher de la Vierge