Biot, Cote d'Azur, South of France
can walk to the village in approximately 6 minutes from one of the two Navette
car parks. If you want to drive there is plenty of car parking in the village,
although this gets very full in July and August. In the summer a Shuttle
bus (Navette) is available and visitors from outside the area are encouraged to
use the car parks outside the village and take the Shuttle in and out.
are many excellent restaurants cafes and bars there, each with their own character.
La Restaurant Hotel Galerie des Arcades, La Pierre a Four
Restaurant le Migranier, Le Café de la Poste, Chez Odile,
Café Brun and Creperie du Vieux are amongst the selection.
is approximately 5 km to the sea. Nice airport is 15km away,
Cannes 10km, Antibes & Juan les Pins (very nice beaches
here and restaurants on the beach) 8/12 km and Nice is 25km away (Lovely
old town area here)
Parc de la Mer - Marineland (Europe’s largest) Marine theme
park is approximately 4 km away and going inland towns like Grasse
are well worth a visit
The Verrerie de Biot celebrates 50 years of business
of Glassmaking in Biot - 1956 - 2006: It is an entire family history: the creation
of the Glassmaking in Biot and glass bubbles by Eloi Monod in 1956. In 1973 the
Lechaczynski family started to promote the traditional means of manufacturer using
the hand made manufacture process of glass with bubbles in and to promote their
has been fifty years of creative passion in the style of the glass and to promote
the products made in the Verrerie de Biot on the edge of the hilltop village of
Biot throughout the world.
addition to sixty retail outlets swelling their products in France, The Verrerie
de Biot exports its creations ton Austria, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Norway,
Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States.
is a very successful commercial venture with the specialized market of glass manufacture
with bubbles in it and has become a major tourist attraction on the Côte d'Azur
attracting over 700,000 visitors a year to the Verrerie and they have a turnover
of four million euros.
2000 Jean and Danièle Lechaczynski have passed on the running of the business
to their children who continue with the successful management of this family enterprise
and as Anne Lechaczynski says "they are manufacturing the traditional products
with the style of the day but also adding an innovation and a permanent modernism"
celebrate its fifty years, the Glassmaking of Biot launches a selection of glass
products called The Riviera, in a contemporary design.The Verrerie de Biot has
developed their own Internet site to sell the products on line
Verrerie de Biot is located at Chemin des Combes - 06410 BIOT. It is very well
signposted with distinctive purple signs.
Summer: Every day : de 9 H 30 à 20 H Sundays and Bank Holidays : 10 H -
13 H & 14 H 30 - 19 H 30 Winter: Every day: 9 H 30 - 18 H Sundays and
Bank Holidays: 10 H 30 - 13 H & 14 H 30 - 18 H 30
addition there are several other Verreries in Biot
sur Mer (right)
Monaco, Menton (below)
and Italy only a short drive or train journey
the border in Italy every Friday there is a large street market at Ventimiglia
and a smaller one at the next town along the coast Bordighera on a Thursday.
Both are set against the glorious back ground of the Mediterranean Sea.
Bordighera has some excellent value restaurants on the sea front.
If you are visiting Italy you will also see a lot of Liquor stores in the
border town of Latte The duty is much lower on alcohol in Italy than in France
and you might want to stock up
is only a few minutes drive from Ventimiglia and for more information
CLICK on the picture below
excellent selection of Self catering holiday rentals for the Biot area and the
South Of France at