The town of Biot is beautifully located, where it is reflecting itself in the Mediterranean Sea, halfway between Nice and Cannes, and only 10 minutes by car from central Antibes. Biot is one of the oldest towns on the French Riviera, with remains dating back to the antiquity. Biot is a popular tourist destination, and also very appreciated by the inhabitants of the Côte d’Azur. You will be easily seduced by its picturesque little streets, its beautiful facades, its good restaurants and the lovely square with its pavement cafes. Thanks to a large number of permanent residents, Biot remains a bustling city in both summer and winter.
Cultural events are held several times a year, including the Mimosa festival in February, and night-open museums every Thursday during the summer. During the Templars’ festival in April, the town is transformed into a medieval village, with knights, horses and medieval singing and dancing. The market takes place every Tuesday on the town square. Here you can buy just about anything, from locally grown fruits, to food products, clothing and crafts.
In Biot there is a large selection of restaurants, including Hôtel Les Arcades where you can enjoy excellent Italian/Provencal cuisine in a unique ambience. Here you can sit for hours with a good wine while the owner Marco tells funny stories about the local life. Another restaurant that is worth a visit is Les Terraillers, who boasts a star in the Michelin guide.
The town has a long tradition in craftsmanship and is especially famous for its glassware, characterized by a special technique with sodium carbonate, giving the glass its special “bubbly” appearance. Nature lovers can have a walk along the river Brague, all the way to the nearby town of Valbonne. The town is also known for its golf courses: the golf academy Le Golf de Biot, and one of the newest golf courses of the Côte d'Azur, Le Provençal. It is easy to fall in love with Biot, and it will not take you long before you feel at home!