Rosa Gallica sàrl
Création et Gestion de Meublés de Tourisme d’Exception
Sàrl au capital de 224 000 Euros
www.i-love-riquewihr.com - www.remparts-de-riquewihr.com - www.i-love-french-riviera.com - www.rosa-gallica.fr
Siège Social 23 rue du Général De Gaulle, 67730 LA VANCELLE - Tél. +33608033752
RCS Colmar Siret 441 666 252 00024 - TVA FR 441 666 252
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We are renting self-catering apartments (we are not a hotel and not a bed and breakfast). Our properties are let on standard terms and conditions legally applicable in France and in the European Union to such matters and in particular the terms stipulated below with which the tenant promises to comply. Confirmation of the booking means acceptance of the present conditions.
Booking requests are made through our website. If the requested apartment is available, the tenant receives an invitation to confirm his stay by paying a deposit. The booking is then firm as soon as the amount of the deposit has reached our bank account. As long as no deposit is received, the requested apartment and dates remain open to further requests from other people.
Arrival / departure days are flexible but should not generate any gap of standing alone nights which would be impossible for us to rent. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Age and responsibility
The tenant must be at least 21 years old, must be authorised by all persons named on the booking confirmation to make the booking, including those added later, and must consent to our processing personal information about her/him and the other members of her/his party.
All correspondence is sent via the messaging tool of the online booking file to the party leader who is responsible to us for all payments on the booking, for ensuring that party members are kept informed of booking details, and for any cancellation charges.
On receipt of deposit, the booking is confirmed. Accommodation is only for the use of persons named on the confirmed booking file. A contract between you and us will automatically come into existence when you have paid the deposit (or full payment within 4 weeks of arrival) and we have mentioned our confirmation within your online booking file. Your agreement with us is subject to the exclusive laws and jurisdiction of the Courts of France and the European Union.
Our cancellation policy
We have a limited number of apartments and each one is unique and different. Each reservation is for a precise apartment, unlike hotels with many similar rooms.
Our guests are coming from all over the world and our vacations rentals are usually booked a long time in advance.
Many of our guests are preparing their trip several months, if not a year or more, in advance. This means sometimes planning a complex circuit with accommodation, events and transportation... To satisfy guests planning a long time ahead, we need to work on a reliable planning. We cannot afford blocking our vacation rentals, turning down other requests and ending up with somebody who changes his mind when the stay gets nearer.
In the European Union, confirming a booking means a contract is established between the tenant and the owner. Our cancellation policy refers to the European Court of Justice decision in case No. 277/05 (18 July 2007).
The European Court of Justice held that Articles 2(1) and 6(1) of the Sixth Directive meant that « a sum paid as a deposit was to be regarded, where the hotelier retained the amount as a result of the guest cancelling, as compensation for the loss suffered as a result of the cancellation ».
In the event of a cancellation
Deposits paid to us (30% upon reservation, balance 1 month prior arrival) for a reservation are not refundable.
- cancellation one month or more prior to the first day of the tenancy, the tenant shall forfeit the whole of the amount of deposit paid (30%).
- cancellation less than one month prior to the first day of the tenancy, the tenant shall pay the full amount of the rent payable if such cancellation had not occurred.
Change of date(s)
We ask our visitors for a commitment on their reservation but we are always happy to be flexible. Depending on the circumstances and the availability of our apartments, we can accept a change of date or even of apartment, if the request is made sufficiently in advance.
No Show and early departure
If the tenant fails to give notice of late arrival and has not arrived 2 days after the scheduled date of arrival, the landlord shall be fully entitled to re-let the accommodation. In case the apartment is re-let no refund is due (see above).
In case the tenant is departing earlier than initially planned, no refund is due.
Secure your deposits
Securing your deposits in case of unforeseen circumstances is easy: we recommend the subscription of a travel / cancellation insurance.
No one is immune to the uncertainties of life and they are not all linked to covid (serious illness, accident, death, major damage to the home, redundancy, transfer, roadblocks, pregnancy, etc.).
To cover these risks we recommend that you take out a cancellation / travel insurance. You have the option of taking out extremely comprehensive insurance (the covid contracted by one or more participants in the stay is covered. A positive PCR test is also covered) which also covers the risks of damage during the trip (premium of approximately 4,5% only), with our insurance partner (you have 15 days after confirmation of the reservation to subscribe):
COVID special clause
In the event that travel is prohibited on the planned date of stay due to health restrictions imposed by the country of departure (your country of residence) or of destination (France), we offer you the possibility of changing your dates of stay free of charge. . The sums already paid for your initial reservation will be automatically carried over to the new dates of stay. So you will not lose anything.
Please note, any cancellation requested for reasons of personal convenience or refusal to comply with travel obligations (vaccination, test, etc.) cannot be taken into account, either by us or by the insurance.
Arrival and departure time
The time of arrival shall normally be in the afternoon earliest at 4 pm. The time of departure shall normally be the morning at 10.00 am latest.
During the stay
The tenant is under the obligation to personally occupy the premises and to live in them “in a respectable manner” and to take due care of them. All fixtures and fittings are in good working order and no complaint regarding them made more than 24 hours after occupying the premises will be accepted.
Except for the chairs, pieces of furniture have to remain in place and should not be moved around (danger of scratches and damages).
The tenant will be responsible for repairs made necessary by his negligence, misuse or poor care during the tenancy. The tenant has to ensure that no disturbance to neighbors arises through the actions or presence of the tenant or members of his or her family.
The property is let fully furnished with cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery, glassware and pillows, etc. If appropriate, the owner or his or her representative shall be entitled to claim from the tenant on departure the cost of the full replacement cost of broken, cracked, chipped or damaged items, furniture and equipment and any such items showing abnormal wear and tear for the length of the tenancy, the cost of cleaning soiled blankets and covers, compensation for damage of any kind to curtains, wall-coverings, ceilings, rugs, mats, carpets, windows, bedding, etc.
Our apartments have a wireless Internet connection that we are pleased to make available for free but without any warranty, and to be used for leisure purposes only.
A password is given to you upon arrival.
Limitations & Imprint
We cannot guarantee the operation and speed of the Internet or the quality of the connection. The speed depends on the number of simultaneous users and types of applications running. As with any internet connection speed may vary depending on traffic on the Internet.
We are not responsible for damage to data files, loss of data, damage to your privacy, to file systems or features of your computer resulting from the connection to our wireless network.
To liability issues, staff from the «Remparts de Riquewihr» is not allowed to configure laptops, tablets or phones belonging to customers, or install software on computers or devices.
The wireless connection cannot be used for illegal purposes.
Insurance and guarantee deposit
The tenant promises to take out a personal travel insurance covering tenancy risks (damages to furniture, objects, etc.). The absence of insurance cover in the event of an insurable incident shall give rise to payment of damages and interest.
Rmk: A travel insurance will cover cancellation risks as well as damages to the property if any. We recommend the subscription of a travel / cancellation insurance.
If you do not have your own insurance here is a link to a reliable company whose services are used by many of our guests (includes a damage insurance during the stay). Instant booking available on their website:
The tenant has the obligation to inform the landlord, within 24 hours, of any insurable incident occurring in the accommodation, its outbuildings or ancillary facilities.
No money has to be paid as a guarantee deposit but the owner may request a credit card print to cover damages if any. The validity of that credit card print expires 1 week at the latest after the departure of the tenant.
The tenant may not object to an inspection of the premises by the owner or his or her official representative when requested.
Update May 7, 2022