The town of Biot is perched at a height of 131 feet, 5 minutes away from the sea, and 12 miles from Cannes. This is the ultimate medieval town, and a former stronghold of the Knight Templars who left their mark. It is known worldwide for its famous glass-blowing technique. In Biot, you can admire the Église Sainte Marie-Madeleine, glassmaking and other various workshops, the Glass Museum, the Fernand Léger Museum, charming restaurants, the promenade along the Brague, and the private garden at Chèvre d’or... During your stay at the Hotel Gray d'Albion in Cannes, feel free to take a little detour for a splendid getaway.
The town of Biot
Owned by the Knight Templars of the Middle Ages, the town celebrates them every spring with its Knight Templars Festival. The whole town then lives at the rhythm of the past. It contains a 15th church listed as a historical monument: the Église Sainte Marie-Madeleine, located at the Place de l'Église. Classical concerts are regularly held there. Special feature: you must walk down to go inside. Once inside, you can still see the building that served as the Knight Templars’ Commandery of Biot. It separates the Place de l’Église from the picturesque Place aux Arcades.
A craftsmanship heritage
Biot is a town with a strong craftsmanship heritage: potters, sculptors, blacksmiths, ironworkers, glassblowers, jewelers... The Verrerie de Biot offers an assortment of tableware. You can also visit a glassmaking workshop in action. With demonstrations of glassblowing, you will learn all the secrets of the famous Biot glass bubbles and colors. Not far from there, the Galerie Internationale du Verre features a permanent exhibition revealing some masterpieces in full transparency. The glass blends with the light and the elements in a striking way.
Visit Biot by electric car through reservation. Call : 06 78 37 94 25
La Verrerie de Biot Chemin des Combes - 06410 Biot
Tel.: 04 93 65 03 00. Summer opening hours: daily from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm Sundays and holidays (Summer): open from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 2:30 to 7:30 pm
Winter opening hours: daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Sundays and holidays (Winter): open from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and from 2:30 to 6:30 pm