Biot, Alpes-Maritimes

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The Place des Arcades Biot, in Biot
The Place des Arcades Biot, in Biot
Coat of arms of Biot
Coat of arms
Biot is located in France
Coordinates: 43°37′46″N 7°05′46″E / 43.6294°N 7.0961°E / 43.6294; 7.0961Coordinates: 43°37′46″N 7°05′46″E / 43.6294°N 7.0961°E / 43.6294; 7.0961
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Grasse
Canton Antibes-3
Intercommunality CA Sophia Antipolis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Pierre Dermit
Area1 15.54 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 9,160
 • Density 590/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 06018 /06410
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.[citation needed]

Biot is well known for its glassblowers and bubble glass products[1] Eloi Monod started the village's glass-blowing tradition, the Fernand Léger museum stands at the foot of the village.[citation needed]

European Heart House, the official headquarters of the European Society of Cardiology, is located within the borders of the commune of Biot.[citation needed]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1968 2,656 —    
1975 2,745 +3.4%
1982 3,680 +34.1%
1990 5,575 +51.5%
1999 7,395 +32.6%
2008 9,160 +23.9%

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 

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