This contract is destined to the exclusive use of the
booking of stays in bed & breakfasts accepted by the local bureau of
the "Fédération Nationale des Gîtes de France".
On no account the responsibility of the
"Fédération Nationale des Gîtes de France" would be
committed in case of use of its contracts by third party or for non
The best welcome will be reserved to our hosts. The
owner commits to assure the welcome of the vacationers personally with
all the desirable attentions permitting to facilitate their stay and the
knowledge of the region.
Article 2 -
Length of the stay
customer signs the present contract for a determined length. He will not
be able to take advantage in any circumstance of an any right to stay in
Article 3 -
Conclusion of the contract
The booking becomes efficient from the moment the
owner receives from the customer a deposit of 25% of the amount of the
total amount of the price of the stay with a minimum of one night by
retained room and a copy of the contract signed before the date
indicated on the contract.
The second copy of the contract is to be kept by the
customer. The prices include all taxes.
Article 4 -
Annulment by the customer
All annulment must be notified by letter, fax or
telegram addressed to the owner.
a) Annulment before the beginning of the stay : if
the annulment intervenes more than 24 hours before the beginning of the
stay, the remained deposit is kept by the owner.
If the annulment intervenes less than 24 hours before
the beginning of the stay, the remained deposit is kept by the owner who
reserves the right to ask for the balance of the price of the lodging.
b) If the customer doesn't appear or call before 7
p.m. the day foreseen for the beginning of the stay, the present
contract becomes null and the owner can have his rooms booked again. The
remained deposit is kept by the owner who reserves the right to ask for
the balance of the price of the lodging.
c) In case of shortened stay, the corresponding price
to the cost of the lodging remains fully acquired to the owner.
The non consumed supplementary services will be repaid.
Article 5 -
Annulment by the owner
When, before the beginning of the stay, the owner
annuls this stay, he must inform the customer by registered letter with
acknowledgement of receipt or by telegram. The customer, without
prejudging some recourses in reparation of the possibly undergone
damages, will immediately be repaid of the deposit. Besides he will
receive an indemnity at least equal to the penalty that he would have
supported if the annulment had intervened of his fact to this date.
customer must present himself the day specified at the hours mentioned
on the present contract. In case of belated or deferred arrival, the
customer must warn the owner.
balance must be settled to the owner on arrival.
Drinks and other services which are not mentionned in
the present contract will be paid to the owner at the end of the stay.
Article 8 -
"Taxe de séjour"
"taxe de séjour" (tax of stay) is a local tax that the
customer must pay to the owner who reverts it then to public treasure.
Article 9 -
Use of the place
customer should respect the restful character of the place and should
make an use of it in conformity with its destination. He commits to
return the rooms in good state.
Article 10 -
present contract is established for a precise number of people. If the
number of customers exceeds this number, the owner is able to refuse the
supplementary customers. This refusal cannot be considered on no account
like a modification or a rupture of the contract on the initiative of
the owner, so that in case of departure of a number of customers
superior to those refused, no repayment can be considered.
Article 11 -
present contract specifies if the customer can or cannot stay in company
of a pet. In case of non respect of this clause by the customer, the
owner can refuse the animals.
Article 12 -
relative complaint to the state of the place must be submitted to the
local "Gîtes de France" bureau in the three days following
the date of the beginning of the stay. All other relative complaint to a
stay must be addressed by letter, as soon as possible, to the local
"Gîtes de France" bureau, which is competent to give out a
proposition in favor of an amicable agreement.
In case of obstinate disagreement, litigations can be
submitted to the Quality Department of the "Fédération Nationale
des Gîtes de France" that will endeavor to find an amicable
agreement. These arrangements don't prejudge possible judicial actions
instituted by the customer or the owner.
The French version of the present document has been
adopted by the Board of Directors of the "Fédération Nationale des
Gîtes de France" on February 1st, 1996.
Please apologize if this home translated English
version has some mistakes.
This was done to help you in understanding our
booking conditions (B. & P. François)
NATIONALE DES GITES DE FRANCE – 56, RUE SAINT-LAZARE – 75009 PARIS