Loupe Advanced Search
Recherche
Hide

At the Stade de France, the Bataclan, in the cafes and restaurants of Paris... on Friday 13th November, terrorists killed and wounded many innocent people. And in doing so, they also aimed also to kill these places that we love, places which represent culture and a spirit of sharing.
We at WorldEventListings share the grief of the friends and families of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 13th November 2015. And we offer our unconditional support to all the cultural venues affected.
Our raison d'être has always been to share cultural information with as many people as possible. We will continue. We will win. Their failure is only a matter of time.

The Rock of the Blessed Virgin in Biarritz

Practical Information

Address
The Rock of the Blessed Virgin in Biarritz
esplanade de la Vierge
64200, Biarritz

FRANCE



Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7

Admission prices :
    Free

Additional Information

Enquiries from The Tourism Office on + 33 05 59 22 37 10

Category

Geologic Space Stopping-off Place

Subcategory :
Statue

Editorial :
Hot spot Tourist destination Unusual

Mood :
To learn To take a stroll

Specific Activity :
Open-air

Description

A lucky landmark.

The Rocher de la Vierge (The Rock of the Virgin Mary) named for the statue of the Holy Virgin placed on its summit in 1865, was used by Napoleon III as an anchoring point for the Port du Refuge (The Port of Refuge) dike that he planned to create.
Hence, the rock was made accessible to land via a wooden bridge and a tunnel was drilled that enabled the delivery of stone blocks used for the construction of the dam. The wooden bridge didn't withstand the test of time and Gustav Eiffel replaced it in 1887 with an iron bridge that is still in place.

The statue of the Virgin Mary was installed as a token of gratitude by whalers, saved from being shipwrecked by following a dazzling and mysterious light perceptible from the rock's summit.

Practical Information

Address
The Rock of the Blessed Virgin in Biarritz
esplanade de la Vierge
64200, Biarritz

FRANCE



Schedules and Prices
All year long :
    Every day, 24/7

Admission prices :
    Free

Additional Information

Enquiries from The Tourism Office on + 33 05 59 22 37 10

Category

Geologic Space Stopping-off Place

Subcategory :
Statue

Editorial :
Hot spot Tourist destination Unusual

Mood :
To learn To take a stroll

Specific Activity :
Open-air