The General Terms & Conditions of Sale

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The General Terms & Conditions of Sale – Vintage Évasion

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The present conditions of sale are concluded between, on the one hand, the company VINTAGE EVASION with a share capital of 5 000€, the business of which is located at 54 Route d’Omaha Beach 14520 Aure-sur-Mer, registered in the Caen Trade and Companies Register under the number 909 760 233. And the hirer being the natural or legal person in whose name the contract is drawn up. The hirer is both the payer and the main driver. The lessor is the company VINTAGE EVASION which offers the Hirer the possibility of hiring the vehicle described on the “Descriptive Statement” attached to this contract. The head office is located at Résidence Les Poiriers 14400 Bayeux – France.

The Hirer having reserved a vehicle by internet, by telephone or on the spot and accepting this offer undertakes to respect the contractual provisions as they are described below without restriction. The contract includes the general terms and conditions (defined below), the special terms and conditions (if necessary), the description of the vehicle drawn up by both parties on departure and return, the invoice and the security deposit.

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Article 1* – Condition to be fulfilled to rent

The driver(s) must meet the following conditions:
– be at least 21 years old for the 2CV
– hold a driving licence and have been able to prove it for 2 years
– present a national, European or international driving licence
– be able to provide a credit card in the name and surname of the hirer
– be in possession of the booking confirmation sent by the rental company beforehand
All these documents must be valid. Various copies of official documents will not be accepted. If these conditions are not met, VINTAGE EVASION reserves the right to cancel or refuse any rental under the responsibility of the hirer and no compensation will be paid to the hirer.
In case the main driver’s licence is withdrawn and the “additional driver” option has not been taken out, the hirer will be obliged to pay the costs of returning the vehicle to the garage of departure. Thus, only the driver(s) registered and named on the rental contract are insured under the lessor’s insurance contract. Consequently, when the vehicle is driven by a driver not named in the contract, the hirer alone remains responsible for all costs resulting from an accident.

Article 2* – The rented vehicle

A descriptive exterior and interior report (condition and inventory of the bodywork and equipment provided) of the vehicle drawn up jointly at the beginning and end of the rental period is attached to the contract. Thus, the hirer must imperatively inform the lessor of any apparent defect. Failing this, the vehicle is considered to be in conformity with the basic description. Any complaint not stipulated on departure cannot be taken into account. The vehicle must be returned in the condition in which the hirer received it and in conformity with the description at the start without restriction.  All costs incurred in restoring the vehicle to its original condition will be charged to the hirer and deducted from the security deposit (excluding insurance taken out at the time of booking). In addition, any equipment listed on the vehicle’s description at the start of the rental period that is not returned or damaged at the end of the rental period will be charged to the hirer on the basis of the new purchase price displayed at the head office of the renting company.

The cost of fuel shall be borne by the lessee. The lessor provides the vehicle with a full tank of fuel at the start of the rental period as a service to the customer. If the hirer does not return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel, the lessor will ensure that the vehicle is filled up and will invoice the client for the cost of the fuel plus the cost of filling up the vehicle, i.e. €2.00 per litre.

Article 3* – Obligations of the hirer

Vintage Évasion undertakes to :

Provide the hirer with a 2CV Citroën type vehicle but reserves the right to replace it with a similar model (colour not guaranteed) in the event of technical failure of the vehicle booked on the day of hire.
To provide a vehicle with a full tank of fuel on departure
To provide a vehicle in perfect mechanical condition (valid technical inspection), clean inside and out, the description of which will be attached to the contract at the beginning and end of the rental period.
To provide technical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of breakdown.
To provide insurance for the tenant and his passengers within the limit of the number authorised on the vehicle’s registration document.
Provide a briefing on departure: safety, practical advice on use, driving.
To make the rented vehicle available at the time of handing over the keys to the company’s vehicle storage garage (unless otherwise agreed)

Article 4* – Use of the car

The driver undertakes to drive the vehicle “with due care”, i.e. with all the caution necessary to drive an old vehicle with no airbags or assisted braking, and to respect the safety instructions set out in the Highway Code (distances between vehicles, speed limits, etc.). In the event of non-compliance with these obligations, the lessor reserves the right to cancel the contract and to request the immediate return of the vehicle, without prior notice and without any financial compensation. The hirer undertakes to respect the Highway Code throughout the rental period. Any fines and penalties relating to violations of the Highway Code are the responsibility of the hirer throughout the rental period. They will be charged to the custody and use of the vehicle. A handling fee of €25 including VAT for each traffic violation or fine attributable to the use of the vehicle will be paid to the lessor. The hirer, by signing this contract, undertakes not to drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance likely to affect driving in accordance with the Highway Code. In addition, the hirer is required to exercise caution at all times when driving, particularly in the event of fatigue. The hirer undertakes to take 15 minute breaks every 2 hours. The vehicle may not carry more people than the number stated on the vehicle registration document and may not exceed the weight limit stated on the registration document.

Furthermore, the rented vehicle may not be used to

  • to be re-rented
  • for the paid transport of passengers
  • for any participation in competitions, rallies or other events
  • to give driving lessons
  • for any towing of another vehicle
  • on roads not suitable for motor vehicles
  • for illegal purposes

The hirer undertakes to keep the rented vehicle closed and locked outside the periods of its use and to ensure that the keys are not left on board. Failure to return the vehicle keys will result in the loss of the theft guarantee. All costs incurred by the creation of new keys will be charged to the hirer. The hirer undertakes to circulate strictly and only in the Basse Normandie region.

The hirer shall at all times be vigilant with regard to the various warning lights on the dashboard. Any damage caused by the hirer’s lack of vigilance (oil level, coolant, overheating of the engine, wrong choice of fuel, getting stuck, damage to the gearbox, battery) will be charged to the hirer.

In the event of a breakdown, accident or theft, the hirer benefits from technical assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the event of a breakdown, accident or theft, the hirer undertakes to call the telephone number shown in the “vehicle papers” folder given to the hirer at the start of the rental period. With regard to the assistance of the vehicle, the hirer agrees to comply precisely with the instructions that will be communicated to him by his correspondent. Otherwise, the hirer will remain financially responsible for the services that he/she has implemented on his/her own initiative and without the prior agreement of his/her correspondent. In the event of theft or attempted theft, the hirer must declare it to the police or gendarmerie authorities and to the lessor as soon as he/she is aware of it and provide the latter within 48 working hours with the complaint and the original keys of the vehicle. In the event of a traffic accident, the hirer must declare it immediately (within 24 hours) to the lessor and give him a legible copy of the joint report filled in and signed by both parties as well as the contact details of the witnesses, if applicable. In the event of an accident without a third party, you must make a declaration of the exact circumstances of the accident to the lessor.

Article 5* – Insurance

In accordance with the regulations in force, the driver(s) designated in the contract benefit(s) from the comprehensive motor insurance policy taken out by the lessor (subject to an excess of 1000 euros). This insurance policy is valid in the countries mentioned in article 3, Lower Normandy region.

The hirer is not insured in the cases listed below:

if the hirer is unable to return the original keys of the vehicle to the lessor after having noticed the theft of the vehicle. In this case, the hirer shall be liable to pay the value of the vehicle as estimated by an expert.
when the damage to the vehicle results from burns (smoking is prohibited in vehicles), interior damage, overloading, misjudgment by the driver of the vehicle’s size; damage caused to the lower parts of the vehicle (below the bumper) such as damage to tyres, wheel covers and rims as well as their mechanical consequences are not taken into account by the insurance.
when the driver is in a state of drunkenness as defined by the Highway Code, or when the driver has used drugs or narcotics legally forbidden, or when the driver has absorbed medicines, medically prescribed or not, whose notice specifies that their use is likely to cause a state of drowsiness.
when the damage to the vehicle occurs when the vehicle has not been returned on the date stipulated in this contract, this case being considered as driving against the will of the hirer and as a misappropriation of the vehicle. This provision shall not apply if the hirer has obtained an express agreement to extend the rental period from the lessor.
if the hirer has provided the lessor with false information concerning his identity or the validity of his driving licence. The same shall apply in the event of false declarations on the joint report or the damage report or the descriptive report on return of the vehicle.
for damage or loss, of any nature whatsoever, affecting personal effects, objects
when the damage results from a voluntary act by the hirer
when the vehicle is used for the paid transport of passengers or for learning to drive.
when the vehicle is rented and used overloaded, by transporting a number of passengers or a load greater than that authorised on the vehicle registration document. In this case, only the civil liability guarantee can be applied.
in the event of glass breakage
In all these cases, the hirer is liable for the totality of the repairs and/or the value of the vehicle on presentation of the corresponding receipts.

Article 6* – Rental period

The duration of the rental contract is valid from the time the vehicle is made available to the hirer until the end of the rental period, i.e. from the time the keys are handed over from the lessor to the hirer and from the hirer to the lessor. The hirer is allowed 30 minutes to hand over the keys at the end of the rental period. Failure to do so may result in civil and criminal prosecution. The lessor reserves the right to charge a flat rate of €30.00 (including tax) per hour of delay.

In the event of renewal of the contract, the hirer undertakes to go with the vehicle to the head office of the hiring company, to carry out the descriptive statement relating to the beginning and end of the hire period and to sign a new contract. In the event of failure to renew the contract, the hirer shall be obliged to pay the daily rental value plus an indemnity of 50 Euros per day, including VAT.

Article 7* – Payment

The hirer(s) are jointly and severally liable for the payment of the cost of the rental, which includes the cost of the vehicle rental calculated according to the rates in force, added to the total cost of the various options subscribed to by the hirer(s), the additional insurance cover accepted by the hirer(s) and the deposit. This sum is payable in advance, i.e. at the time of booking the vehicle.

The deposit protects the lessor from any risks associated with the rental. This amount is €1000. The bank imprint, consisting of the account number, the expiry date and the cryptogram, will be kept for the duration of the rental. The deposit will be returned upon return of the vehicle, less any repair costs not covered by insurance and other costs charged by the lessor that have not been paid by the lessee. Thus, all costs that are not covered by the insurance are deducted from the total amount of the security deposit. Furthermore, if the amount of the costs of repairing the vehicle is greater than the amount of the security deposit, the hirer undertakes to pay the amount of the shortfall to the lessor.

Furthermore, any seizure of the vehicle or any other seizure will be invoiced to the hirer, i.e. the repatriation of the vehicle as well as a fixed fine of 1500 €.

The lessor accepts the following means of payment:

  • Bank/credit card: Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, Carte bleue, American
  • Express. Cards issued by banks outside France must be international bank cards.
  • in cash: only the euro is accepted.
  • Debit cards are not accepted.
  • Cheques are not accepted.

Payment at the time of order .

Article 8* – Cancellation

All requests for changes or cancellations must be made in writing.

You can modify or cancel your reservation, provided that you inform VINTAGE EVASION in writing at least 10 days before the start of the rental day. In this case, the amount paid for the reservation minus 70€ (including VAT) will be refunded by VINTAGE EVASION. Otherwise, the full amount of the order will be requested or retained.

We remind you that the deposit is the first payment to be made on your order, it therefore entails a firm commitment for both the seller and the buyer.

Any change of date or rental period caused by the hirer will be considered as a new reservation and will therefore be subject to the tariff in force for the period, subject to availability.

Cancellation by the lessor

The lessor may cancel the reservation in the following situations:

-the hirer’s driving licence is not valid

-the number of passengers is higher than the number of passengers accepted by the vehicle registration document, i.e. higher than 4

-the hirer is unable to pay the security deposit

-the hirer is not able to provide the documents required for any booking request as stipulated in article 1

-the hirer is not able to provide the booking confirmation sent by the lessor in advance

-the hirer has not paid the totality of his invoice on the day of the rental for private individuals, 5 days before the service for professionals

Furthermore, the lessor reserves the right to cancel any reservation if the hirer does not notify the lessor of a delay or a total cancellation of the reservation. The lessor may make the corresponding vehicle available for a new reservation.

Article 9* –  Data protection law

The personal data requested for any rental is necessary for the preparation of the rental contract. However, and in accordance with the law on “information technology and civil liberties” of 6 January 1978, as amended, the hirer has the right to object to the recording on a file and to the use of his personal data, as well as the right to access, rectify and delete any personal data concerning him. To exercise this right, a written request must be sent to the company’s head office, i.e. to the following address: 54 Route d’Omaha Beach 14520 AURE-SUR-MER – France.

*Any breach of these general terms and conditions of sale and in the event of failure to settle any claim amicably, disputes will be referred to the competent French courts. Commercial Court of Caen .