Terms & Conditions

France Sojourns

Please read below for Terms and Conditions, or click here for a downloadable PDF.

1. Principles

A La Française is committed to delivering stays which:
• are enjoyable, enriching and educational for all participants
• allow all participants to intensively develop their French language skills
• allow all participants to put into practice their French language skills during the stay and embrace the culture of the destination
• provide a relaxed, supportive and safe environment for all participants throughout the duration of the stay

You commit to respecting these principles when participating in any stay and will participate:
• accepting the authority and instructions of the stay leader
• understanding that a degree of flexibility will be necessary as the stay involves a small group and compromise may be required to accommodate the wishes of others in the group
• respecting all other participants in the stay

2. Package

Our stays include in the package price:
• intensive French language instruction as detailed on the itinerary
• tours as specifically included on the itinerary
• accommodation for the duration of the stay
• meals as specifically included on the itinerary

Our stays do not include (without limitation):
• international or internal airfares and any associated taxes
• passport, visa and any other travel or identification documentation
• travel insurance
• any meals other than those specifically included on the itinerary
• other items not specifically included

All information in our brochures and itineraries is current at the date of publication, but is subject to change at any time.

3. Price

The quoted package price of our stays is current at the time of advertising (including foreign currency exchange rates) but is subject to change at any time without prior notice. A La Française reserves the right to vary the cost of any stay in the event of any significant change in currency exchange rates occurring prior to the payment by you of the total package price.

4. Booking and Payment

A non-refundable deposit of 600.00 € (Euros) per person confirms a place on a stay. A further payment of 1,500.00 € (Euros) per person must be paid on or before 20 June. The balance of the package price must be paid on or before 20 July. All bookings made less than 60 days before the start date of the stay must be paid in full when the booking is made.

A La Française reserves the right to cancel any stay prior to the start date of the stay if there are insufficient bookings for that stay and will provide a full refund of any money paid by those who have booked for that stay.

All payments should be made to our designated travel agent, Travel Avenue 101 Bridport Street, Albert Park.

5. Cancellation

In order to cancel a booking, you must provide written notice to our designated travel agent, Travel Avenue. You will forfeit some money on any cancelled stay.

If you cancel a stay:
• 60 days or more prior to the start date of the stay, you will forfeit the deposit
• between 30 and 59 days prior to the start date of the stay, you will forfeit 50% of the total package price
• less than 30 days prior to the start date of the stay, you will forfeit the total package price.

A La Française reserves the right to cancel any stay prior to the start date of the stay for any reason whatsoever, including (without limitation) due to natural disaster, terrorism, political instability or any other event in the destination of the stay which make it dangerous or difficult to conduct the stay. If A La Française cancels any stay, you may choose between participating in the next stay or a full refund. A La Française is not responsible or liable for any other costs or expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking, including (without limitation) airfares or procuring any travel or identification documents.

If you elect to participate in the next stay and the package price of the next stay:
• is less than that of the original cancelled stay, you are entitled to a refund of the difference in price
or
• is more than that of the original cancelled stay, you must pay the difference in price.

6. Eligibility

Our stays are designed for adults over the age of 18. You are expected to be well enough to participate in the stay, which will include a variety of physical activities. You should seek your own medical advice if you have any reason to think that you may be unable to undertake any aspect of the stay. A La Française reserves the right to require you to provide details of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or medical evidence of your ability to participate in the stay. A La Française also reserves the right at its absolute discretion to decline your booking on the basis that you may not be able to undertake any aspect of the stay.

7. Documentation

You are responsible for holding all valid travel and identification documents for the duration of a stay and satisfy all requirements, including (without limitation) any visa, financial or health requirements that apply in the destination of the stay. A La Française is not responsible or liable if you are refused entry to, or are not permitted to remain in, the destination of a given stay because you do not hold the necessary travel or identification documents.

8. Insurance

A La Française requires you to have comprehensive travel insurance, which must at least include cover against accidents, medical expenses, and personal liability. A La Française reserves the right to request you provide proof prior to a stay that you have valid travel insurance for the duration of that stay. A La Française also requires you to provide emergency contact details prior to a stay.

9. Participation

A La Française reserves the right at its absolute discretion to accept, decline or retain any booking at any time without prior notice. If you cancel or do not require any of the goods or services included in the package price during the course of a stay, no refund will be given. If you are involuntarily forced to leave a stay for any reason, A La Française reserves the right at its absolute discretion to refund some or all of the package price.

A La Française also reserves the right at its absolute discretion to require you to withdraw from participation in a stay for any reason whatsoever, including (without limitation) for actions which are illegal, detrimental or offensive to others participant in a stay or in breach of the Principles of A La Française (refer above). If A La Française exercises its right to require you to withdraw from participation in a stay, no refund will be given and it is not responsible or liable for any other costs or expenses you may have incurred. A La Française is not responsible or liable if you contravene any law or regulation that applies in the destination of the stay.

10. Changes

A La Française is not responsible or liable for any accommodation, travel arrangement or scheduled activity included on the itinerary in relation to a stay being cancelled or varied due to causes beyond the control of A La Française. Where such an arrangement or activity is cancelled or varied due to causes beyond the control of A La Française, it reserves the right to charge you, and you must pay, any additional expenses caused by such cancellation or variation.

11. Exclusion of Liability

A La Française is not responsible or liable for any act, omission, default or neglect by ourselves, our servants or agents or by the servants or agents of airlines or accommodation services for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity in relation to any persons or goods whatsoever and howsoever such injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity may arise.

A La Française is not a travel agent and all bookings for our stays are made through our designated travel agent, Travel Avenue. Any bookings through travel agents are subject to the terms and conditions of that travel agent and any associated entities with whom that agent may make such travel, accommodation and associated arrangements. A La Française is not responsible or liable for any cancellation or variation to such other bookings or arrangements, including (without limitation) by airlines, following the acceptance of any booking for a stay.

12. Representations

Except as required or implied by legislation, A La Française gives no express warranty in relation to our stays and you acknowledge that you have not relied on any representation or warranty made by or on behalf of A La Française. To the extent that any representation or warranty may lawfully be excluded, all representations and warranties are expressly excluded.

13. Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions are to be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws applicable in the State of Victoria, Australia. A La Française and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Victoria, Australia.

14. Currency

These Terms and Conditions are current as at 23 February 2008 but are subject to change at the absolute discretion of A La Française without prior notice to any person.

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