All meals will be served buffet style in the resort restaurant located in the main building. Multiple buffets for salads, main dishes, cheeses, deserts, bread and wine are offered, including a Gelato ice cream buffet.
CHURCH SERVICES AND TRANSLATION
English speakers are welcomed and do not need to speak French. A short, opening service will be held after dinner on Friday, October 2nd at 8:30 pm. Some of the services will be held in French and some in English, with simultaneous translation into the other language provided via FM radios and headsets. Those wishing to make use of the translation service will need to bring their own FM transistor radio, spare batteries, and headphones. We will not be able to provide radios, headsets or batteries at the site. Such items are usually less expensive in the United States and Canada than they are in France.
The electrical current in France is 200-220 volts, 50 cycles. This will burn out North American appliances if they are not dual-voltage (you need to verify for each appliance), or if no converter is used (in the past, several visitors attending the Feast in France have had “bad hair days” due to short-lived but supercharged curling irons…). Note that a converter is not the same thing as an adapter. An adapter is the plug that allows the appliance's cord to fit into the wall outlet (because different countries have different shaped outlets). For example, the outlets in France generally have two thin cylindrical prongs rather than the rectangular flat type found in North America. A converter is a separate item that modifies the electrical current and allows the appliance to function with the proper voltage. Many companies market travel sets including both a converter and several European adapters. Such sets usually cost about $20-30 and are available at luggage shops or department stores.
PLEASE NOTE: We recommend you buy one or several adapters (depending on how many you need) to charge your phone, computer, etc. We recommend you buy a converter for appliances such as blow dryers and flat irons that are NOT dual-voltage, i.e. if they are not built to function both with 110 volts and 220 volts. Please check out the following two resources for more information:
https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/voltage-converter-vs-travel-adapter-how-do-they-work/ (article from Travel Fashion Girl)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J1ZLXYuks4 (YouTube video from Trip Astute)
The currency used in France is the Euro. Exchange rates vary from day to day. As of January 30, 2020, 1 Dollar was worth 0.91 Euros. This will most likely change before the Feast. Banking hours in small towns and villages are typically 9:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, the best place to exchange money is at the post office, which is also a bank. Exchanging $100 bills is not practical given fraud detection requirements, so it is recommended that visitors who wish to exchange cash, only bring bills in denominations of $50 or less.
It is also recommended that visitors change at least a small amount of money before their trip to be sure some local currency is available on arrival. Traveler’s checks are a safe way to bring money since they can be replaced if lost or stolen, but they are becoming more difficult and expensive to change. Some visitors use ATM cards to withdraw Euros from ATMs. A visitor’s bank account is debited in the home currency and a small fee is charged. This is very convenient and one of the least costly ways to change money, since the fee is offset by an often more advantageous exchange rate. It is also possible to use MasterCard or Visa with a PIN code, to obtain a cash advance (in which case, visitors are charged a fee as well as interest on the cash advance “loan” by the home bank.) It is always a good idea to have at least two different means of procuring Euros in case there is a problem with an ATM machine or with your card. We recommend bringing some traveler’s checks in case of emergency. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in France; other credit cards are accepted in a more limited way or not at all.
- Large, heated outdoor pool with views of the Rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argens
- Air Conditioning in all hotel rooms and villas
- Wi-Fi available in the lobby and in all the hotel rooms of the main building
- Bicycle rental
- Bar and lounge
- Flat screen TV in the hotel rooms
- Free parking
- Tennis courts
- Pétanque area
- Children's playground
- Laundry room with irons and ironing board