Biot

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Biot featuring shopping, food and interior views
Inspect the wonderful glasswork and pottery samples on display and learn about their place in the history of this charming village.

Standing on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is the pretty hamlet of Biot. Known for its glassblowers and bubble glass items, this medieval commune grew in the 16th century from these artistic endeavors. Admire the town’s jumbled appearance, with buildings built on top of one another around the tree-lined hill.

As you walk around, feel the antiquity of the village, which is actually about 2,500 years old. Stroll to the Place des Arcades, the central area with a serene ambiance and 16th-century buildings. Capture photos of the town hall and other quaint structures with a backdrop of the sparkling sea.

See exquisite early 20th-century works of French artist Fernand Léger at the museum named after him. Peruse his sculptures, paintings, mosaics and stained-glass windows. Learn about various phases of his career, including his foray into cubist art.

Find out about the village’s famous pottery obsession at the Museum of Local History and Biot Ceramics with various vases, jars and ancient artifacts. Talk with the curator about Biot's history and the villagers' fascination with pottery and glassworks.

Head to the volcano 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) northwest of the village. Most of the structure has disappeared over time, but you can still see intriguing rock formations. To appreciate the scenic natural landscape, hike or cycle around the region. Follow the Sentier de la Brague trail from the River Brague of Biot to Valbonne. The path, which meanders through a forest, will take 2 or 3 hours to complete.

Find the village of Biot in the Alpes-Maritimes region in southeastern France. It is a 20-minute car journey west from Nice Airport. The village stands between Nice and Antibes. Many buses link the various communes along the Cote d’Azur.

Enjoy the Mediterranean region’s hot summers with very little rainfall, when it is most popular, or cool winters.

Biot is an intriguing voyage into medieval pottery and glass with a picturesque backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.

Where to stay in Biot

B&B Hotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis
B&B Hotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis
2 out of 5
3550 route des Dolines, Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, 6410
The price is £66 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Biot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (176 reviews)
"Very convenient, no issues."

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2022

B&B Hotel Antibes Sophia Antipolis
Moxy Sophia Antipolis
Moxy Sophia Antipolis
4440 route des Dolines, Biot, 6410
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £91 per night from 22 Jul to 23 Jul
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Biot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Sophia Antipolis and Marineland ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great Choice
"Had a great stay. The staff was friendly and the room was really clean (still really new hotel). Closer to more businesses and schools so not a lot in the immediate area to see, you'll have a slightly longer drive to get to any restaurants or tourist activities."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

Moxy Sophia Antipolis
Mouratoglou Hotel & Resort
Mouratoglou Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
3550 Route Des Dolines, Sophia Antipolis, Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, 06 410
The price is £161 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Biot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (363 reviews)
Very nice
"Very nice the staff very friendly"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Mouratoglou Hotel & Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residhotel Villa Maupassant
Residhotel Villa Maupassant
8 Rue de la Verrerie, La Bocca, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, 6150
The price is £63 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Cannes. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the pool and the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
3.4/5 Good! (238 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and the room was very clean. The property is a bit old but for the price it was perfect"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2022

Residhotel Villa Maupassant
Nemea Appart'hotel Sophia Antipolis
Nemea Appart'hotel Sophia Antipolis
3 out of 5
45 Rue Henri Poincare - Accès 17, (Avenue Roumanille), Biot, Alpes-Maritimes, 6410
The price is £85 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3-star golf residence in Biot. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (352 reviews)
A night in hell
"The most run down dirty cheap accommodation I have ever seen in my life. The place smelled of mold. The cushions on the couch were torn. The walls had stains. The bathroom was filthy. The place should have been torn down years ago. The beds were old and uncomfortable. It takes an effort to make a ..."

Reviewed on 27 Oct 2021

Nemea Appart'hotel Sophia Antipolis
Goldstar Suites Nice
Goldstar Suites Nice
4 out of 5
45 rue Maréchal Joffre, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is £167 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 4-star boutique residence in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (921 reviews)
"Nice place. First two days there was some ridiculous construction, incessant banging for 5-6 hours per day, but after I complained the noise ceased. Otherwise nice place"

Reviewed on 2 Jun 2022

Goldstar Suites Nice
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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