Biot is a delightful historical town on the French Riviera, situated ideally between Antibes and Nice, and just a few kilometres from the famous coastline of the Cote d’Azur. Perched picturesquely on top of a rocky hill, Biot, France, gives a magnificent insight into the history of the region, and has become very popular with discerning holiday makers.
Many people take a Biot villa to stroll through the twisting streets and absorb the unique atmosphere and natural charm of this magnificent village. However, there are plenty of excellent activities to enjoy should you feel like a little exercise. The region is known for its excellent hiking trails, which explore the wooded hills and shaded river valleys that surround Biot. Due the rich vegetation and continuous tree cover, these walks are perfect for keeping you out of the worst of the summer heat if you are staying in a Biot villa rental during July or August.
The village is rich in art, boasting the Musee Fernand Leger, devoted to its namesake, who lived in the area from 1905 to 1955, and there are a range of sculptures and architectural masterpieces around the village.
The beach closest to the village, Biot beach, is a delightful beach on the Cote d’Azur. Much like the rest of the regions beaches, it is a small pebble beach, which can occasionally get a little crowded, but never for very long.
Biot also boasts its own golf course. With a full 18 holes and fantastic scenery, the course is open to all non-members, and offers tuition, club hire, a driving range and an excellent restaurant, which is worth visiting from a Biot villa even if you do not have a round.
Just 9km from a Biot villa is the famous town of Antibes, which has claim to over 25km of prime Mediterranean coastline and has a reputation as the party capital of the Riviera. Antibes is home to the world renowned Musee Picasso too, which celebrates the works of the famous artist.
Nice is the most stylish and famous destination on the Cote d’Azur, with exquisite shopping, a delightful pebble beach and many excellent museums.
During July and August, Biot basks in temperatures which soar to over 30°C on most days. Even during the short winters, daily temperatures are rarely recorded below 10˚C, so there is never a bad time to take a self catering Biot villa to indulge in the charm and views of the village.
Nice International Airport (NCE) is within 20 minutes drive of a villa in Biot, which receives daily cheap flights from the UK provided by easyJet.