A deposit of 25% of the full price is payable at the time of booking, by credit / debit card. Bank transfers are also possible, but there is a non-refundable EUR 15.00 charge on all bank transfers from outside of the EU. The deposit will be fully refundable (minus bank charges) up to 90 days before the date of arrival, then 50% refundable between day 89 and day 60 before the scheduled date of arrival. Any cancellation later than 60 days before the date of arrival will not be eligible for any refund. The outstanding balance is due at the end of your stay with us and is non-refundable. The clients should take out full holiday insurance in case they are prevented from taking their holiday, and UK citizens obtain European Health Insurance Card. Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua", reserves the right to provide alternative professional tutors or accommodation or venues should unforeseen circumstances arise.


Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" assumes no responsibility should client or operator cancel for any reason, including sickness, death in the family, conflict of war or any other circumstance under which Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" has any control. Upon booking, client should inquire about the terms and conditions of the program in which he/she is enrolled. Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" reserves the right to cancel a holiday, and in most cases her liability will be limited to refunding all money paid. Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" is not responsible for any expenses incurred to the client in preparing to attend any program, including non-refundable tickets, reservations, hotel and airfare.


We highly recommend that the clients protect themselves with travel and trip cancellation insurance


Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" assumes no responsibility for any injury, inconvenience, delay, inclement weather, damage or loss to any persons, resulting from theft, fire, accidents, cancellations, terrorist acts or any other occurrence over which Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" has no control. Clients agree not to hold Marlene Deparis, trading as "Le Gargantua" liable for any negligence of any operators, travel agents or persons associated with the programs that are represented.


Transfers between Tonneins train station and Le Gargantua guesthouse. Accommodation at Le Gargantua guesthouse for the duration of the holiday. Breakast. Lunch (with wine, coffee and tea). Dinner (with aperitif, wine, coffee and tea). Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea throughout the day. Cooking workshop and excursion(s). Duration of the holiday as described on the contract.


Travels: clients are to make their own travel arrangements to/from/in France as well as to/from Le Gargantua guesthouse. Insurance. Additional excursions not outlined in itineraries. Laundry. Phone-calls. Faxes. Personal expenses



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