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  • Writer's pictureJameson Farn

French Riviera Real Estate Options Thirteen

For a lot of people wanting to buy a property in the Cote d’Azur, there is sometimes a tendency to gravitate towards prime locations such as Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Cannes, and Cap d’Antibes to name a few places…at least until they see the price tag.

So I’d like to introduce you to a place that is still close to the sea, with a countryside, artistic feel, yet still provides one with any number of local amenities just minutes away. This would be the village of Biot.

Biot has a real French flair about it that seems to enchant everyone that visits the place. Known as the city of crafts, in the middle ages, pottery began to flourish here and since 1956, Biot has been renowned for its glassblowing.

Artisans such as painters, goldsmiths, sculptors, illustrators, ceramists, jewelers, sculptors, leather craftsmen, and photographers have graciously sought out a living here with a passion for their trade. One of the most famous artists is Fernand Léger, who worked in his workshop in Biot during the last years of his life.

But the real reason people love living in Biot is its strong sense of community and in terms of real estate, one tends to get more for their money here in terms of size of property and ideal location.

Biot can be found between Saint Paul de Vence and Mougins and is only minutes away from Antibes.


1,498,000 EUR

Area: 175m² 7 room(s) 4 bedroom(s)

This charming Provencal-style family villa is located in a sought-after neighborhood between the villages of Valbonne and Biot. The villa offers immaculate, comfortable, and functional living on two levels. Modern top-notch design kitchen with Carrera marble countertops, large utility room, two brand new bathrooms, cozy living and dining room with traditional terracotta floors and fireplace opening onto the terrace and swimming pool. Four spacious bedrooms and a large study/library.

Set in sunny south-facing Mediterranean gardens of 1500m2 with a swimming pool, sundeck, boule pitch, vegetable garden, and fantastic citrus trees including lemon, grapefruit, oranges, clementines, and tropical fruits, this well-kept home truly is a perfect South of France villa, with

easy access to the seaside, schools, Sophia-Antipolis, golf, and tennis, Antibes, and Nice International Airport.


2,300,000 EUR

Area: 300m² 6 room(s) 5 bedroom(s) Land: 2800m²

In a dominant position with a lovely open view of the hills, a bright, newly renovated 300 m2 villa offers a perfect blend of Provençal charm and modernity. Composed of a living/dining room of more than 80m2 which opens onto the terrace with a view of the swimming pool, the garden, and the hills. The villa offers five large bedrooms, one of which is on ground level. High-quality materials and equipment, gas heating, and reverse air conditioning by heat pump.

The garden of 2.800m2 is superbly landscaped with a large swimming pool of 15m, pool-house, and carport. Facing south and maximum sunshine from morning to evening in all seasons.


3,950,000 EUR

Area: 555.79m² 12 room(s) 9 bedroom(s) Land: 4406m²

Located in a privileged and private residence, this charming property has recently been renovated and combines authenticity and modernity with comfortable volumes. In a dominant position, the property extends over a magnificent landscaped garden with a panoramic view of nature and the neighboring hills. A true haven of peace located only a few minutes from shops. The entrance to the property is enhanced by a charming patio with a central hacienda-like fountain. Past this patio, the main entrance of the house consists of a reception hall opening onto a large living room with a fireplace, beams, and high ceilings, a comfortable dining room, an independent kitchen equipped with a back kitchen, a pantry, a laundry room, and a large office. The villa also offers three primary bedrooms. The living room opens directly onto the swimming pool area. You will also find a large terrace, partly covered by a cozy wooden frame, and its pizza oven that will guarantee great moments of conviviality. Upstairs will be found three more suites including a master suite with a private terrace and sea view. On the ground floor, a large entertainment area includes a gym, a lounge area with a jacuzzi and a sauna, a cinema room, and a garden lounge with billiards, a bar, and a wine cellar. In addition to the main house with its independent entrances, you will discover a bright 3-room apartment of 100m2, opening onto a beautiful terrace; and a second 2-room apartment. The property also offers a large double garage, a carport, numerous parking spaces, and a workshop. A magnificent park of Mediterranean species, olive trees, and a vegetable garden.

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