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Summary

Biot (pronounced "Biotte") is a charming village a few kilometers from the sea, perched on a hill, surrounded by flowers, mimosas, roses, carnations, Biot is known throughout the world for its ceramic and pieces of blown glass with bubbles, this is also where many varieties of flowers are grown.

Location

  • 10 min from the sea
  • 20 min from Nice
  • 30 min from Cannes

History

Sheltered from invaders, Biot was surrounded by ramparts completed in 1566, followed by a wealth of historical events: invasions, ruins, epidemics ... The city was the seat of a Commandery of the Templars in 1209, then of the Knights of Malta in 1312.
For several centuries, the village of Biot was one of the most important potters' centers in the entire Mediterranean basin. The Biot jar, formerly used as a container for oil, grains, or water, was an integral part of daily life and today remains a strong symbol of this village full of history.

Surroundings

Surrounded by vines, flowers and the Bagne Natural Park, Biot is the very essence of serenity. This typical village of the French Riviera invites you to escape for a stay or a lifetime.

Lifestyle

The Provençal journey begins as soon as we begin the walk through the shady streets and alleys, flowered calades and stone buildings drawing the authentic character of Biot rocked by the song of the cicadas.
After having lunch in a gourmet restaurant in one of the sunny squares, stroll among the many glass and art galleries before discovering one of the wine estates adjoining the village ...

Irresistible

The Golf of BiotYou will enjoy the Golf de Biot, also known as the Bastide du Roy. Also including a driving range, a restaurant and a shop, the Golf de Biot has a magnificent 18-hole course which is gracefully traversed in the exceptional site where it is installed, a way of discovering an exceptional site for beginners as well as for experienced.
Ideally located with the Brague and the Valmasque which are the two rivers which constitute natural obstacles. With all along the route, a panoramic view of the village of Biot, the city of glassmakers.

Activities / tourism

  • Roman Mausoleum of the Golden Goat.
  • Fernand Léger National Museum
  • Pierini glassware
  • Square with arcades from the 14th and 15th century.
  • 19th century Funel Castle. Church of Ste Marie-Madeleine
  • The Biot history and ceramics museum
  • Rue Saint-Sébastien, the liveliest in the village with its shops and restaurants
  • Parc de la Brague for a hike along the river
  • The multitude of famous golf courses which are not more than 20 minutes from the village

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