The Place des Arcades Biot, in Biot
|Intercommunality||CA Sophia Antipolis|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Jean-Pierre Dermit|
|15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.
Biot is well known for its glassblowers and bubble glass products Eloi Monod started the village's glass-blowing tradition. The Fernand Léger museum stands at the foot of the village.
- Official website
- Virtual visit of the old village with fullscreen panoramas
- Fernand Léger Museum
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