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le Rocher de la Vierge, le Port des Pêcheurs et la Villa Belza à Biarritz

The Rocher de la Vierge,
the Port des Pêcheurs
& the Villa Belza

in Biarritz

Le ROCHER DE LA VIERGE, facing the Sea Museum, is a symbol of the city of Biarritz

Le tunnel entre le Port des Pêcheurs et le Rocher de la Vierge
The tunnel between the fishing port
and the Rocher de la Vierge

Le Rocher de la Vierge et la passerelle de Gustave Eiffel
The Rocher de la Vierge
seen from the villa Belza


The Rocher de la Vierge and the bridge

A tunnel dug into the rock is due to Napoleon III, the Virgin on its summit is a celebration of the fishermen returned safely after a storm and the bridge was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

The view is superb!

On one side the Grande Plage beach and the other Basque Coast with the Pyrenees on the horizon ...

The PORT DES PECHEURS is part of the old town of Biarritz

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The fishing port and the Grande Plage

le port des pecheurs biarritz
The fishing port at the foot of
Sainte Eugénie church

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The harbour wall, the cap Saint Martin and the lighthouse on the horizon

The Port des Pêcheurs (fishing port) with its "crampottes" little houses constructed on the back face in the cliff. Today some of them are still used by fishermen while others have Restaurants and Diving schools ................

If the beach is a bit too hectic for you, why not take a stroll and relax on all the various points (seats are fitted) in the sunshine, take in the sea air, listen to the sound of the surf and waves crashing on the rocks below............

The VILLA BELZA built on the rocks between the fishing port and the Cote des Basques beach

the Villa Belza in Biarritz
The majestic Villa Belza on the rocks

the Villa Belza in Biarritz
The Villa Belza and the "Devil's hole"

the Villa Belza in Biarritz
Winter storm at the Villa Belza

The villa Belza was built in the late 19th century. The name "Belza," which means black in Basque, the architecture with its medieval style tower and its location near the "Devil's Bridge", all contribute to make the villa a place full of mysteries.

If walls could talk !! It was the setting for films, a Russian cabaret with memorable parties, it has survived two fires and after being neglected it was restored and divided into apartments.

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