Article 1: This seasonal rental agreement is reserved exclusively
for the rental of Gîtes de France accommodations approved by
the departmental or interdepartmental branch of the Fédération
Nationale des Gîtes de France.
The Fédération Nationale des Gîtes de France may in no case be
held liable for the use of these agreements by third parties or for
purposes other than tourist-related.
Article 2 – Length of stay: The guest who signs the present
agreement, entered into for a fixed period of time, may in no
case invoke any right to remain in the premises at the end of
Article 3 – Conclusion of the agreement: The reservation
becomes effective when the guest has sent to the proprietor a
deposit of 25% of the total price of the stay and a copy of the
signed agreement, before the date indicated on the back. A
second copy is to be kept by the renter.
The rental entered into between the parties to the present act may
in no case benefit third parties, even partially, whether natural
persons or corporate bodies, without the written consent of the
Any breach of the preceding paragraph may carry with it
immediate termination of the rental against the renter, with the
proceeds from the rental being acquired definitively by the
Article 4 – No right of withdrawal: For bookings made by
telephone or Internet, the renter does not have the right of
withdrawal, pursuant to article L121-21-8 of the Consumer Code
relating in particular to accommodation services provided at a
given date or according to a given frequency.
Article 5 – Cancellation by the renter: Any cancellation must
be made by mail or faxed to the proprietor.
a) cancellation before arrival:
the deposit is kept by the proprietor. The proprietor may demand
the balance of the amount of the stay if the cancellation occurs
less than 30 days before the scheduled date of occupancy.
If the renter does not arrive within 24 hours following the arrival
date indicated in the agreement, the present agreement becomes
null and void, and the proprietor may dispose of his
accommodations. The deposits is also kept by the proprietor,
who may demand payment of the balance of the rental.
b) if the stay is cut short, the proprietor keeps the price of the
rental. No refund will be given.
Article 6 – Cancellation by the proprietor: The proprietor
refunds to the renter all sums paid, and an indemnity at least
equal to what the renter would have paid if the renter had made
the cancellation at that date.
Article 7 – Arrival: You must present yourself on the date
specified and at the time mentioned in the present agreement. In
the event of a late or postponed arrival, you must notify the
proprietor in advance.
Article 8 – Payment of balance: The balance of the rent is paid
Article 9 – Inventory of premises: An inventory is drawn up
jointly and signed by you and the proprietor or his representative
when you arrive at and depart from the lodging. This inventory
constitutes the sole reference in the event of a dispute regarding
the condition of the premises.
The cleanliness of the lodgings when you arrive must be
indicated in the statement of condition of the premises. The
vacationer is responsible for cleaning the premises during the
rental period and before leaving. The amount of any cleaning
charges is determined based on the calculation indicated in the
Article 10 – Security deposit: When the renter arrives, the
proprietor will ask for a security deposit, the amount of which is
indicated on the back of the present agreement. After the
inspection report is drawn up jointly at the time of departure, this
deposit is returned, minus the cost of restoring the premises to
their original condition if damage is found.
In the event of early departure (prior to the time mentioned in the
present agreement) preventing the inspection report from being
prepared on the same day that you leave, the security deposit is
returned by the proprietor within a maximum of one week.
Article 11 – Use of premises: The renter must ensure the
peaceful nature of his occupancy and use the premises for their
Article 12 – Capacity: The contract is established for a
maximum capacity of persons. If the number of renters exceeds
the proprietor may refuse any additional persons. Any change to
or breach of the agreement will be considered to be at the guest’s
Article 13 – Pets: The present contract specifies whether you
may or may not bring along a pet. If you do not comply with this
clause, the service provider may refuse to accept your stay; no
refund will be given. When making the reservation, you are
required to indicate the number of animals that will be
accompanying you. The Description specifies any rate
supplements to be applied (pet rate, deposit supplement, cleaning
supplement). Specific conditions for pets may be indicated by
the proprietor in in-house rules posted in the accommodation:
Article 14 – Insurance: You are liable for all damages caused by
you. You must be insured by a holiday-type insurance contract
for these various risks.
Article 15 – Payment of charges: At the end of your stay, you
must pay to the proprietor any charges not included in the price.
Their amount is determined based on the calculation mentioned
in the Description, and documentation is provided by the
Article 16 – Disputes: Any complaint relating to the
inventory/inspection of the premises and the fact sheet for a
rental must be submitted to the Departmental or
Interdepartmental Branch of Gîtes de France within three days of
entry into the premises.
Any other complaint must be sent to it as quickly as possible, by
FÉDÉRATION NATIONALE DES GÎTES DE FRANCE –
40, AVENUE DE FLANDRE – 75019 PARIS