Welcome to... Biot
Are you looking for a place to live with a long and
interesting history? So you will probably take Biot into consideration. It is a
medieval and picturesque village, perched on the hills only 4km from the
Mediterranean Sea, nestled between Antibes and Nice. The village is more than
2000 years old and the remains of the old wall of the city survived, dominating
the houses, with beautiful colourful flowers having pushed up and down the
Biot is very popular with tourists for its fascinating history, its glassware and pottery, and only 2km northwest of the village is the center of an ancient volcano with interesting rock formations.
Biot is a picturesque village, with a medieval center with many cobblestone streets and medieval bridges. It was visited by the Romans from 154 BC, and then occupied in 42 BC when the Romans colonized the entire coastal region. It was a colony for five centuries and the Roman remains are still visible, including inscriptions on the rock and a mausoleum.
The second important change that the village underwent was in 1209 when the Conte de Provence gave Biot to the Templars. Then at the end of the 14th century the village was almost decimated by the plague. However, the village was repopulated in 1470 thanks to Italian immigrants.
Eating out is easy and a culinary delight in Biot, where you will find a wide choice of restaurants, cafés and bars for all tastes and pockets. Every Tuesday at 9am you can take a walk in the fruit and vegetable market, clothing, cosmetics, jewelry and local products. It is the place to socialize and become friends with the locals.
There are plenty of trails for hiking enthusiasts to explore, or follow the river Brague to Valbonne, through the natural forest. Golf lovers will find their happiness with the Biot course and its Country Club, at the Bastide du Roy.
Biot is famous for its craftsmen, including its glassmakers, including bubble glass create by adding baking soda to the original blend. If you want to see these craftsmen in action, you can go to one of the village's eight glassworks, free admission. There is a gallery of international glasses, La Verrerie, which exposes the work of several great artists. The geology of the region is rich in fine clay, manganese and sand, hence the proliferation of glass manufacturers.
Other artists include potters, ceramists, jewelers, painters and a leather workshop that produces superb handbags for sale and on order. There is also a museum dedicated to the famous Fernand Leger on the Chemin du Val de Pome, which exhibits a collection of its paintings and ceramics. Also in this street is an unusual arboretum of magnificent bonsai trees, anchored in a wonderful Japanese garden.
Weather plays an essential role in our lives and Biot is lucky not to have extreme temperature. The days of July and August are in the 28-30c and 19-22c in the night. In December the high temperatures are approximately 12c and with a minimum of 5c.
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