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Announcing a new Meetup for Nice, Côte d'Azur...Expat Meetup!
What: River Walk n' picnic - Boit 2 Valbonne
When: Sunday, July 11, 2010 11:00 AM
Price: EUR1.00 per person
Marie de Biot
Route d Valbonne
BIOT and VALBONNE & Vallee de la Brague
The theme of this association Biot, Valbonne, Brague, traces in a riparian forest and protected wilderness where alder, hazel and ash enliven the many remarkable Laune and the calcified waterfalls (tuff).
Andrea and Sandra have researched, planned and will lead this beautiful river walk , approx 3 hours -
they have chosen a great spot to picnic on route.
Ideal meeting point and time: 11.00am Sunday July 10th in front of Marie de Biot (10, route de Valbonne) at Biot .
Andrea Mob 0678554940
A little backgound of the territory
to preserve a quality of life and an identity inherited from history and the Arts and Crafts. The coming of artists such as Fernand Léger, the museum of which stands at the foot of the village, and Eloi Monod, initiator of the Biot blown glass tradition, brought an artistic boost, that can be felt in glass making, pottery, ceramic and jewellery workshop. The development of the Sophia Antipolis technology park shows today the new face of a town resolutely turned towards the future.
The village is laid out along a grid pattern, under the influence of Roman military camps, with two principal avenues, arranged perpendicular to one another, and the forum at the intersection. Arcades were added to the central square in the 17th century and it became known as la Place des Arcades. Originally, the grid consisted of ten streets crossing ten streets but the village has progressively expanded around the center. The architectural plan of the village of Valbonne differs from that of many other villages located in the South of France which typically spiral around a hill. The construction took over a century, and the village remained relatively unchanged until the middle of the 20th century.
How to get there
To come to Biot, you have the choice between :
By car. Coming from the A8 motorway, considering your direction, either take the Antibes or Villeneuve-Loubet exit ;
By train : the city has a train station 3 km away from the village. You can also stop at the Train station in Antibes, then take a bus ;
By bus : several bus lines of the “Envibus” network serve the city and its surroundings.
To/From Biot: Line 10 : dep. 8.45 arr. 9.53/ dep.16,56 arr. 17.03.
To/From Antibes : Line 10 : dep. 9.30, arr.9.53/dep. 16.56 arr. 17.24
Walk: Vallee de la Brague
Distance from the parking lot at Biot: 9,8km; Time: 3h; Vertical height: 200mt:
from Valbonne return to Biot by Bus, unless of course we drop off a caror two in Valonne on route people with cars
Ideal meeting point and time: 11.00am Sunday July 10th in front of Marie de Biot (10, route de Valbonne) at Biot .Andrea Mob 0678554940
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