Explore the narrow streets and lanes of Biot
Perched elegantly on a hilltop only 4 kilometres from the beaches of nearby Antibes and Nice, the medieval village of Biot sits majestically, proud to be one of the south of France’s most picturesque villages. Nearly 2500 years old, Biot is a world known village for its famous glass blowers.
The main street in the heart of Biot is called rue Saint Sébastien, it is lined with cafés, restaurants, terraces and plenty of glass and pottery shops. Most of the artwork sold are hand made in Biot itself by local artists. You will love to walk and explore the little streets around as it is extremely charming with typical Mediterranean architecture on both sides. Except for residents, cars are not allowed to drive through rue Saint Sébastien or any other street in the old town.
You’ll also come across the Place des Arcades, a beautiful square that owes its name to the ancient arcades of the surrounding buildings. It is the perfect place to sit down and have a bite while looking at architecture from the 13th and 14th centuries. Some of the arches are thought to be older belonging to the castle that once existed in Biot ; in fact, Place des Arcades was the centre of this castle.
Biot is only half an hour driving from Nice, so if you have rent a studio in Nice with us you’ll easily be able to discover Biot. We actually offer a selection of amazing apartment to rent in Nice, fully furnished and equipped, ready to make you feel at home.