La Vieille Poterie de Biot

Biot, Alpes-Maritimes

Just inland from the Riviera, a stone village house with soaring ceilings and great style, space to spread, potter into town, write, paint


5 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You’re down a quiet lane in the ceramic and glass village of Biot. Inside is full of creative flair, outside is traditional with a sparkling pool. You can sit in one of three salons, cook in a smart oak kitchen or soak in an elegant marble tub.

Gather breakfast supplies from the market and graze on the terrace – glimpse Antibes and the sea, the red hat of the Garoupe lighthouse. Hidden between the citrus, oleander and roses are sculptures and art installations, the silence broken by birdsong and cicadas.

The beach is a short drive, the village closer. Stay in with a bottle from the owners’ cellar or head out for fine Provencal pistou and brandades at Les Arcades. Pack picnics for walks in the Brague Valley, swim, relax.

La Vieille Poterie de Biot - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The soothing shades, solid furniture and stone walls
  • All the great walks nearby, with dogs welcome
  • Glimpses of the property’s past in glassware and ceramics
La Vieille Poterie de Biot - Gallery

You should know

  • Stone steps not ideal for those with limited mobility
  • This has authentic charm, it’s not a flashy Riviera crash pad
  • Both the sea and station are 3km away – you’ll need a car


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Saturday
Check out
By 10.30am Saturday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
1 September - 30 June.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property


Nightly price
from £764
Weekly price
from £5350
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 8
From £7645 beds4 bedrooms


Thank you for a wonderful stay at La Vielle Poterie. The house & gardens provide a secret haven within a stone's throw of the Village of Biot. Jaleh & Lawrence have created a series of beautifully designed, glamorous & intimate spaces for all kinds of recreation throughout the day, from the pool & loggia in the daytime to the series of sensitively styled interior rooms that allow for group gathering & individual relaxation. We are a creative family & it inspired some wonderful drawings & paintings - even from our sullen teens. It's the perfect blend of historic charm & modern convenience.

Marcie, London

We had the most blissful stay at La Vieille Poterie Biot. The property has been beautifully restored throughout and is stunning and unique. The ancient village of Biot is on the doorstep but the house is quiet and secluded. We found it so convenient for visits to the beach, countryside and Nice airport. Our hosts Jaleh & Lawrence couldn’t have been more welcoming. We look forward to visiting again.

Alison, London

A feeling that you are staying somewhere unique, part of the local history - a 17th-century pottery. Close to the Riviera yet it feels filled with creative energy, great for writers or artists. The biggest surprise is the scale of the place, huge vaulted stone ceilings combined with tasteful decor and luxurious bathrooms, kitchen and a big pool just a few steps from an unspoilt Provencal village.

Jon, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Tucked down an impasse near the village school, the house is just 50 metres from the old village of Biot behind high walls and lush greenery; it feels secluded and the views are of neighbouring villas leading downhill and the swimming pool – artist Fernand Leger once lived next door. Biot is in the heart of the Riviera, set back from the sea, and is a sleepy kind of place with traditional bars, cafes and craft shops, and there’s a museum heralding its history as a centre for ceramics and glassware. The nearest restaurant is just 100 metres’ walk from the house.

Local points of interest from Lawrence Falk

  • The Villa Was Originally Built as a Pottery in 1800s It was converted into a Villa in 1930s By a famous French Film director Claude Autant Lara.His Friends Picasso, Fernand Leger Chagall used to visit the Villa ,and Bar Des Arcades in The Old Village Squar
  • Built of Local Stone In some Places walls with Vaulted ceilings and 2 Meters thick Distant Views of the Mediterranean 3 Klms Parking for 2 Cars
  • Heated Mosaic Swimming Pool,Separate Office Wine cellar 3 Family Rooms Home Entertainment room with International Internet programmes and films Dining hall for 8
  • Shaded Logia For outside dining and Relaxing Many Shaded Sitting areas, Barbecue, Heated Mosaic Swimming pool with sunbathing areas, Garden and pool not overlooked Video Entry phone
  • Many different Citrus Trees Olive Palm Bamboo Flowers Lavender Grass Lawns Shady Dining/ relaxing areas Beautiful Flower beds Pool and Regular garden staff Baby Sitting available
  • 50 Meters to The old Village With many bars and restaurants Boulangerie, Local Store, Paper shop boutiques, Antiques shops ,and Biot Glassware stores and Local produce souvenirs shops Art Galleries, Pottery Museum Golf Biot 1KM ,bus 100 Meters,


Lawrence Falk

The Falks have spent the past 25 years hosting guests in the Côte d’Azur, before making Biot their base. They live here in the off-season, but otherwise share their home with guests. Their belongings display a life of great interest: he ran a chain of hair salons in London, while she worked as a wardrobe mistress in the movie industry.