Frequent buses connect Antibes with the village of BIOT, 8km to the north, where Fernand Léger lived for a few years at the end of his life. A stunning collection of his intensely life-affirming works, created between 1905 and 1955, can be seen at the Musée Fernand Léger, built especially to display them (daily except Tues: JulySept 10am12.30pm & 26pm; OctJune 10am12.30pm & 25.30pm; €4, €3 on Sun). The museum is just southeast of the village on the chemin du Val de Pome, stop "Fernand Léger" on the Antibes bus, or a thirty-minute walk from Biot's gare SNCF.
The village itself is extremely beautiful and oozes with art in every form architectural, sculpted, ceramic, jewelled, painted and culinary. The tourist office, on place de la Chapelle, at the far end of the main street, rue St-Sébastien (July & Aug MonFri 10am7pm, Sat & Sun 2.307pm; SeptJune MonFri 9amnoon & 26pm, Sat & Sun 26pm; tel 04.93.65.78.00, www.biot-coteazur.com), can provide copious lists of art galleries and glassworks (the traditional industry that brought Léger here, and which produces the famous hand-blown bubble glass). If you book well in advance you could stay at the very reasonable Hôtel des Arcades, 16 place des Arcades (tel 04.93.65.01.04, fax 04.93.65.01.05; €5570), full of old-fashioned charm and with huge rooms in the medieval centre of the village. Its café-restaurant, which also doubles as an art gallery, serves delicious traditional Provençal food (closed Sun evening & Mon; €28 menu), or try the delightful salon de thé Le Mas Des Orangers at 3 Rue des Roses.