Contact Feast in France
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FOT France 2017 Application Form
The French brethren invite you to join them at the vacation resort of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, in the Provence region, near the French Riviera. The village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens is located 15 minutes from the coastline, and a relatively short drive to the famous beaches of Saint-Raphaël, Saint-Tropez, and Sainte-Maxime. Rich in natural beauty and historical sites — from the nearby towns of Nice, Monaco and Cannes — this region has much to offer and is a prime tourist destination.
The village offers arcaded houses from the 16 th century, ancient fountains and quiet streets. The local Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, dated from the 16th and 17th century, houses a remarkable heritage of cultural artifacts from that time period. Food lovers will also love the “Musée du Chocolat.”
Our resort is nestled on seven beautiful acres overlooking the impressive “Rock of Roquebrune,” which dominates the village and the entire Argens Valley. Amenities at the resort include tennis courts, game room, workout facility, Wi-Fi in the main hotel building, and an outdoor heated swimming pool (available depending on weather conditions). Air-conditioned, fully remodeled, one and two bedroom villas, and spacious single-room hotel-style lodging are available. Villas also have fully-equipped kitchens, and private patios. This all-inclusive site provides the opportunity to sample French cuisine from copious buffets while enjoying fellowship with other brethren from around the world. The Mediterranean climate in early October is generally around 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 57 degrees Fahrenheit at night.
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Application, Approval and Payment Process
Attending the Feast in France is a three-step process:
Step 1 – Complete the online application form (link is also listed at the top of the page) as soon as possible as we are limited on the number of individuals we can accept due to hall seating capacity. You will then be notified by email of your acceptance to the Feast in France within 5-7 business days. The email will include a link to the registration site where you will be able to make all your payments according to the deadlines below.
Step 2 – Make a 100 € deposit to secure your reservation by Monday May 1, 2017.
Please note: The deposit will be refunded when you make your full payment. We will not be able to refund this deposit if you decide to attend a different Feast site. If you do not make the deposit payment by May 1, we will not be able to hold your reservation.
Step 3 – Make your full payment for Room and Board, and Excursions before the deadline of Monday, July 31, 2017.
Please note that payment can only be made online and through PayPal, using your own credit card or PayPal account. Prices are in Euros, with the exchange rate determined by your credit card company, or PayPal, on the date of payment.
100 Euros Deposit ……………………… Monday May 1, 2017
Room and Board + Excursions ………. Monday July 31, 2017
Airport Shuttles ………………………… Thursday August 31, 2017
On four afternoons during the Feast, group bus excursions will be offered; see the list below. Payment for excursions must be made online via PayPal, at time of registration. Excursion buses must be reserved ahead of time, so unfortunately, your reservation is not refundable in case of cancellation. However, once at the Feast, you may be able to find someone willing to exchange or purchase your excursion tickets.
Please note: Costs listed are per person. Babies 2 and under are free if they do not take up a seat on the bus. Payment deadline: Monday July 31, 2017
1. Saint Paul de Vence
Cost: 20 Euros
Saint Paul de Vence is a charming fortified hilltop village in Provence, filled with art galleries, boutiques and sidewalk cafes. A walk through its winding streets reveals elegant fountains, vine-covered stone walls and statues tucked into nooks in the walls. You can find a variety of Provencal fabrics on sale, as well as local gourmet delicacies like olive oil, wine and fruit liquors. The costume jewelry on sale at many of the shops is quite affordable and unique. Even the ground below is attractive, as the cobblestones are laid into the shapes of flowers. The fortified village itself is a site, with its medieval fortress walls surrounding the city. The entrance was erected in the 1400s, and features a cannon muzzle, which was a trophy from the 1544 Battle of Cerisoles in Italy. You will have the opportunity to visit a chapel, and the Old St Paul Wax Museum. In Saint Paul, you can see the snow-covered Alps to one side, and the glistening Mediterranean Sea to the other. http://www.saint-pauldevence.com/en .
Cost: 23 Euros
The City of Nice came to the attention of English aristocracy in the late 18th Century and over the past 150 hundred years, it’s mild climate, beautiful ocean views and fine restaurants and hotels have attracted tourists and artists from around the world. In 1822 a 7 kilometer (4.3 mile) walkway along the Mediterranean Sea was constructed which became known as the “Promenade des Anglais” (The Promenade of the English) creating a relaxing and unique way of drinking in the beauty of the area. The afternoon excursion to Nice will include English-speaking guides for those who would like a more structured way of enjoying the city. For those wishing to strike-out on their own, many points of interest invite. The Castle Hill Park (Le Parc de la Colline du Château) to the west of the Old City has beautiful views and provides a lovely park setting to relax and soak in the ambience. The Old City, with its narrow streets and tall, painted structures provides an old-world charm punctuated with views of luxury yachts entering the old port. Those interested in art can visit the Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse Museums, the Museum of Fine Arts (Beaux Arts) offering an outstanding collection of French and European Art from the 16th to 20th Century, as well as the Museum of Modern Art with fantastic views of Nice. Finally, one of the most popular destinations in the city is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral patterned after the architectural style of St. Petersburg and Moscow – a testament to the historical regional connections with Russia. There is much to see in Nice, certainly more than one afternoon affords. So, enjoy the guided tour or determine your plan from a host of excellent websites. Please see the top 10 things to do in Nice at http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/nice-f-az-ni.htm .
3. Island of Sainte Marguerite
Cost: 34 Euros (Adults)—23 Euros (Children 5-10) —14 Euros (Children 2-5)
Just a 15-minute ferry ride from Cannes, Sainte-Marguerite Island is a haven of calm and natural beauty. After enjoying the boat ride over, a long sandy beach, rocky coves, old-growth eucalyptus, azure waters, ocean views and beautiful pines envelop and invite you in as you enjoy the walking paths on this island without traffic. Stop and enjoy many picturesque spots to picnic or just enjoy good conversation. Stepped in history, the island was first inhabited by the Romans, but later became famous for its prison, Fort Royal, which operated for more than 300 years, and held the “Man in the Iron Mask.” You can visit the restored prison cell of this mysterious figure who was held here for 11 years from 1687 before being transferred to the Bastille where he died five years later. The Fort Royal has now been renamed the Museum of the Sea and features archeological finds recovered from ancient Roman and Saracen shipwrecks as well as restored prison cells and Roman artifacts. Close to Fort Royal is a small cemetery for French and North African soldiers who fought alongside allied forces during World War II. This visit will be led by an English-speaking guide. https://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/France/Provence_Alpes_Cote_dAzur/Ile_Sainte_Marguerite-92751/Things_To_Do-Ile_Sainte_Marguerite-TG-C-1.html .
4. Grasse and a perfume factory
Cost: 23 Euros
The perched village of Grasse is considered the “world’s capital of perfume,” with perfume factories dating back to the 16th century. We will visit the Fragonard Factory and Museum. Our English-speaking guide will lead us through the laboratory and conditioning room providing an explanation of the extraction methods and key raw materials used in the production process. Explanations of our olfactory capabilities will be shared as part of the tour. Both modern and antique production equipment will be explained including their outstanding collection of museum pieces. Our tour will conclude with a visit to their on-site shop where a wide selection of gifts and samples are offered at factory prices. After the tour, enjoy a guided visit in English, through the beautiful city center with its 12th Century Cathedral and beautiful shops and restaurants in the “Place aux Aires,” as well as the Museum of Provencal Costume and Jewelry. http://www.grassetourisme.fr/Home-1525 .
If you have any questions, please e-mail Tim or Maryse Pebworth at email@example.com.