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River Walk n' picnic - Biot 2 Valbonne - TIME CHANGE

  • Jul 11, 2010 · 10:30 AM
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Please Note TIME CHANGE - we will now be departing at 10.30am If anyone who has space in their car is willing to offer a lift please post a comment and contact details below this message 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: 10.30am Sunday July 11h in front of Mairie de Biot (10, route de Valbonne) at Biot . Andrea Mob[masked] A little backgound of the territory Biot 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. Valbonne 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: 10.30 am Sunday July 11th in front of Mairie de Biot (10, route de Valbonne) at Biot .Andrea Mob[masked] See on the map site:

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  • Sandra

    Grazie Andrea! Thanks all for sharing your good company and mood.

    July 14, 2010

  • Mark W.

    Great walk, great group of people :)

    July 14, 2010

  • Margaret

    Beautiful river walk. Amazing scenery and good company. I had a great time! Tks to Andrea and Sandra, the organisers!

    July 12, 2010

  • Kate

    Thank you so much to De Petris Family to have organised that wonderful walk...even if I had half of it, it was a complete pleasure to share it with all of you...Hope we'll do that again soon..."

    July 12, 2010

  • Johnnie S.

    Perfect! Super walk, smashing people, great organiser. My dictionary confirms : Kingfisher = martin-pêcheur, house-martin = martin, swift = martinet. C'est pas logique mais c'est comme ça.

    July 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, I am almost speech less. Probably one of the most beautiful experiences during ones lifetime. There are some things which cannot be put into words, and I think this is one of them. Wayne

    July 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was good to start hiking again although this was more like a nice walk rather than a real hike. I was glad to find one that is easy to reach by public transport even on a Sunday. The attendees were nice, hope to see you all again soon. Grazie mille Andrea!

    July 12, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent! A really pleasant hike along the nicely shaded Brague river with a great group of people. Thanks to Andrea for organizing this.

    July 12, 2010

  • andrea de p.

    nice company and nice walk, what else from the life?

    July 11, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Note 1: my RSVP = maybe
    Note 2: this meetup is scheduled on July 11, 11 a.m. , however, in the description the meetup date is July 10 (twice). I presume it is a typo?

    June 28, 2010

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