This quaint, hilltop village overlooking the Cotes d’Azur and the Mediterranean abounds with picture perfect greenery; making it a great escape for those looking to unwind in the fresh air and natural beauty of the French Riviera. If you are looking for complete relaxation and are interested in arts and culture then you can’t do much better than a fascinating trip to Biot.
Perfect for couples and short stays for the family; undo the pressures of modern life surrounded by peace, quiet, unspoilt French vistas and Provencal culture. Having perched on its hill in prominence since 154 BC, visiting Biot is a fantastic way of experiencing the best of Provencal – whether that be by sampling its cuisine, architecture or modes of living.
The walled town of Biot is renowned for the quality of its decorative pottery and glasswork. Having been an epicentre for these art forms for hundreds of years, even today the most talented artists in France flock here to sell their wares.
Apart from experiencing delicious rustic French food and wine, and shopping for blown glass and ceramics, as olive trees and mimosas flourish in this part of the world there are a number of attractive hiking and walking trails to help you feel closer to nature, if you are planning a trip to Biot don’t forget your walking shoes.
Holiday in Biot
Apart from the stunning natural surroundings and beautiful views from being situated on a hill in one of the prettiest parts of Europe, the town of Biot itself is filled with quaint little streets and romantic little crannies to explore.
If you desire an activity-filled day with or without the kids, head to Marineland Amusement Park just outside of town and enjoy a dolphin or killer whale show, before taking a stroll through Le tunnel des requins (sharks).
There are also many sports and things to do of a more active variety in and near the town of Biot, including not one but two golf courses, as well as a world class fitness club, spa and beauty centre. Tennis and boules are also easily found. For hiking visit Park Departmental de la Broque, for trails down through the valleys to the River Broque where if you are lucky you may happen upon the ruins of an ancient Roman Aqueduct.
After you’ve had your fill of exploring around the town, head into it to the Fernand Léger Museum or go shopping for a vase, candlestick holder or beautifully wrought blown-glass sculpture that you can treasure always. There are wonderful French and Provencal restaurants scattered down Biot’s cobbled streets serving a delicious variety of rustic and fine dining meals.
Renting holiday accommodation in Biot
This quiet little French hamlet is superbly suited for staying in a holiday rental. Experience the true authenticity of returning to your charming French maisonette or cottage at the end of the day and stretch out in your lounge, put in a load of washing or cook a delicious Provençal meal from fresh produce bought at a nearby market.