Biot, Alpes-Maritimes

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The Place des Arcades Biot, in Biot
The Place des Arcades Biot, in Biot
Coat of arms of Biot
Coat of arms
Biot is located in France
Coordinates: 43°37′46″N 7°05′46″E / 43.6294°N 7.0961°E / 43.6294; 7.0961Coordinates: 43°37′46″N 7°05′46″E / 43.6294°N 7.0961°E / 43.6294; 7.0961
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Antibes-3
Intercommunality Sophia Antipolis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Dermit
Area1 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 9,160
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06018 /06410
Elevation 9–208 m (30–682 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Biot is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is located near Antibes Juan-les-Pins (av. 6 km), between Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet on the top of a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, about 40 kilometers from Monte Carlo.

Biot was a pottery centre from the beginning of the 16th century until the 18th century. In the middle of the 20th century, Biot once again became famous for its decorative pottery and glasswork.[citation needed]

Biot is well known for its glassblowers and bubble glass products[1] Eloi Monod started the village's glass-blowing tradition. The Fernand Léger museum stands at the foot of the village.[citation needed]

European Heart House, the official headquarters of the European Society of Cardiology, is located within the borders of the commune of Biot.[citation needed]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 2,656 —    
1975 2,745 +3.4%
1982 3,680 +34.1%
1990 5,575 +51.5%
1999 7,395 +32.6%
2008 9,160 +23.9%

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