• THE VIRGIN'S ROCK

    THE VIRGIN'S ROCK, A REAL EMBLEM OF BIARRITZ!

     

     

     

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    The legend tells that whalers returning to the port were taken in a storm of such an intensity as they believed their last hour had come, when a light so saving as radiant returned them to the port…The survivors set up then some crosses and a statue of the Virgin on this rocky and inhospitable island seeming to challenge the ocean at the end of the beach of Biarritz.

     

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    Napoleon III, who had discovered Biarritz thanks to Empress Eugenie, had the great idea to make connect the rock with the coast by a metallic footbridge. This bridge has been built by Gustave Eiffel.

     

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    This place is approachable only in clear weather. When the weather is clear and when the sun is brilliant, it is the small walk which remains a delight: the beach confides in front of you, marrying the bay making since the port up to the lighthouse of Biarritz, whereas a light breeze will wrap you with its steams marine.

     

    So I recommend you strongly to go there if you have a walk around.

    Thus do not wait any more to discover this place.


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