Contact Feast in France
Registration for the Feast in France will open on March 1, 2019.
Information for this site is still under development. Please check back in February for more details. In the meantime, feel free to connect with our FOT France Facebook page with any questions: https://www.facebook.com/UCGFranceFOT/
Your brothers and sisters in God’s church in France are pleased to welcome you to the Cap Estérel Vacation Village in Saint-Raphaël for the 2019 Feast of Tabernacles in France!
Overlooking the Mediterranean on the French Riviera, the Pierre & Vacances Cap Estérel Village sits on 450 acres of protected natural landscapes and stunning gardens, offering pleasant accommodations, a 4,100 square-foot heated swimming pool with lifeguard supervision, tennis courts, a nine-hole golf course, driving range, hiking trails and a full-service spa. Many recreational activities are also available within a short drive, including scuba diving, kayaking, horseback riding and jet skiing.
The Cap Estérel village is the largest vacation village in France with up to 5,000 visitors in the summer months. We will have exclusive use of the 64-room Hotel Cap Estérel at the center of the village, as well as a large restaurant and church hall next to the hotel, overlooking the Mediterranean. The pedestrian-only village is patterned after traditional villages in the south of France, complete with many restaurants, a grocery store, gift shops, bike and Segway rentals and a medical center. For families who prefer an apartment with a kitchenette, such accommodations are also available near the hotel and most have a balcony with a sea view. The beach is a 10 to 15-minute walk on a pedestrian-only walking path, or by a 10-minute miniature train ride which deposits you at the “Plage du Débarquement” – a beautiful beach which was also the location of the 1944 southern Allied invasion. It is also special to note that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of France from Nazi occupation.
In additional to daily church services, Bible studies, and fellowship during the Feast, we will offer afternoon excursions to nearby points of interest including the “perched” village of St. Paul de Vence and the Principality of Monaco. We also plan for a free day to enjoy activities in the area, a family day, and an evening talent show and dance.
The Feast falls later this year so the chance of rain increases with the region typically receiving an average of four inches of rain in October. Average daytime highs in late October are in the mid-60s (18° Celsius) with lows around 50 (10° Celsius). The Mediterranean Sea temperature is about 64° (17-18° Celsius) in October.
As with prior years, the Feast in France will be all-inclusive and include nine nights lodging and breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Lodging costs for the nine nights of the Feast will range from €545 for a standard double hotel room (215 square feet, 20 square meters) accommodating one or two guests to €635 for a 2-bedroom apartment (398 square feet, 37 square meters) which can accommodate 6 to 7 people (we don’t recommend more than four adults in the apartments given the size). Ocean view hotel rooms are about 10% more expensive than non-ocean view rooms and are more limited so booking early will provide a better chance of reserving one of these rooms.
Meal costs for adults 12 years old and older will be €515 and cover dinner Sunday evening October 13 through breakfast, Tuesday morning October 22.
Children ages 4-11 will pay €130. Children three years old and under eat for free.
Because the Feast begins on a Sunday evening, we will be offering English language church services at Cap Estérel on the Sabbath before the Feast and a pre-Feast room and board package for those wishing to arrive on Friday October 11. Rates for the pre-Feast housing packages will be similar to the rates offered during the Feast.
Cap Estérel is approximately a one-hour drive from the Nice Airport and shuttle bus transport will be offered to and from the airport for those who do not wish to rent a car.
Registration via the UCG Festival registration site will open March 1 and a €25 non-refundable booking fee must be paid via the Feast in France Shopify E-Commerce site to secure the registration. Because of the limited church hall capacity, and after taking into account the French brethren who will be attending, we can only accommodate 190 visitors. The €25 booking fee covers the cost of feast administration.
For more information on the Pierre & Vacances Cap Estérel Holiday Resort, including a two-minute promotional video, please visit: https://www.pierreetvacances.com/gb-en/fp_CEL_self-catering-cap-esterel-holiday-village
You can also visit our Facebook page Feast of Tabernacles – UCG France
We look forward to welcoming all those interested in joining the French brethren in Cap Estérel for the Feast this year.