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Avis Caraway RV Hire in France
Valid 01 January - 31 December 2011

Early Bird special!!
5% discount off daily rates if booked and paid in full by 31 Dec.
(only applies to rental days that fall after the 1st of Jan 2011 )

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Depot Locations:
Ajaccio (Corsica), Angers, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Toulouse & Tours
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LOW SEASON
01 January - 31 March 2011
01 November - 31 December 2011
Daily Rates shown in Euros
Vehicles
7 - 11 Days
12 - 19 Days
20 - 27 Days
28 - 34 Days
Class A1 - 2 / 3 Berth
€106
€98
€91
€84
Class A2 - 3 / 4 Berth
€114
€105
€99
€90
Class A3 - 3 / 5 Berth
€123
€113
€106
€98
Class C1 - 5 Berth
€114
€105
€99
€90
Class D1 - 6 Berth
€140
€124
€113
€99
Class D2 - 6 Berth
€146
€130
€116
€104
Class E3 - 4 Berth
€150
€138
€123
€109
MID SEASON
01 April - 30 June 2011
01 September - 31 October 2011
Daily Rates shown in Euros
Vehicles
7 - 11 Days
12 - 19 Days
20 - 27 Days
28 - 34 Days
Class A1 - 2 / 3 Berth
€140
€129
€121
€116
Class A2 - 3 / 4 Berth
€151
€139
€131
€125
Class A3 - 3 / 5 Berth
€161
€149
€141
€134
Class C1 - 5 Berth
€151
€139
€131
€125
Class D1 - 6 Berth
€183
€168
€154
€146
Class D2 - 6 Berth
€189
€174
€161
€151
Class E3 - 4 Berth
€201
€190
€171
€158
HIGH SEASON
01 July - 31 August 2011
Daily Rates shown in Euros
 
7 - 11 Days
12 - 19 Days
20 - 27 Days
28 - 34 Days
Class A1 - 2 / 3 Berth
€194
€176
€163
€146
Class A2 - 3 / 4 Berth
€209
€190
€175
€158
Class A3 - 3 / 5 Berth
€225
€205
€188
€170
Class C1 - 5 Berth
€209
€190
€175
€158
Class D1 - 6 Berth
€256
€226
€213
€191
Class D2 - 6 Berth
€264
€230
€224
€199
Class E3 - 4 Berth
€290
€261
€251
€246

Available Motorhomes
 
   Class E3

Please note: Class E Vehicles are only available from Angers, Marseille, Paris South / West. (E1 in Nice)
Corsica (Ajaccio) only stocks Class A1 and C vehicles.

The Daily Rates Include:

  • Tax @ 19.6%
  • Comprehensive Insurance (see Insurance)
  • Guaranteed newer vehicle not older that two model years (2010 or 2011 models)
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Vehicle kit (water hose, jerrycan, electric cord, broom + dustpan, clothes hangers)
  • Cooking utensils
  • Tourist information (road maps, list of campgrounds, map of “Aires de services” [service areas])
  • Regional suggested itineraries (Brittany, Loire Valley…)
  • Outdoor cleaning after return

Trips overlapping seasons are charged in the appropriate seasonal rate for each day of travel. Special long term rental rates on request (35 days or more).

Minimum charge is 7 days.
Even if the motorhome is needed for a shorter period, we will charge 7 days.

Handling Fee:
A Compulsory Handling Fee of €100 applies per rental. This includes your first bottles of Propane and Toilet Chemicals.

Additional Extras
Bedding (sheets, pillow + case, blanket) €30 per person
Picnic Table and Chairs €4.00 per day (max €80)
Baby Seat €4.00 per day (max €80)
Bike Rack (hold 3 bikes) €4.00 per day (max €80)
Portable GPS (From Paris West ONLY) €10 per day* (max €120)
Transfers for up to 4 people ** €80 each way
Transfers for 5 people ** €100 each way
Transfers for 6 - 7 people ** €120 each way
Corsica Transfers - Or Request €25 each way
CDW Insurance (reduces excess to €400) €16 per day (min €112) (max €750)

With the purchase of Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), the client’s responsibility is reduced from a maximum of 3,000 € to 400 € per occurrence. (see exclusions)

PAI – 24 Hour Breakdown Insurance = 6 € per day (to a maximum of 300 €) Assistance to passengers and vehicle in case of mechanical breakdown or non responsible accident. Towing costs, lodging (with a limit of 38 € per person per day), other transportation or repatriation to departure location are covered by this insurance. This is valid in countries listed in insurance green card. Radio, air conditioning, refrigerator, propane-gas and 12 volt-appliances malfunctions are not considered to be mechanical breakdowns.

* GPS It covers Europe. An additional security deposit of 200 € is requested.

**
Transfers:

  • Are available from Paris only. Other depots may be available on request.
  • Transfers take place between 8am and 3pm.
  • Transfers are available to / from CDG and Orly Airports, Eurostar Terminal (Gare du Nord), Other Paris Train Stations, Paris Downtown hotels.
  • Transfers with bikes are available at an additional cost.

Vehicle Kit:

- 2 bottles of propane gas (one full, the other one half full)
- 1 bottle of toilet chemicals
- 1 fire extinguisher
- 1 water hose
- 1 jerrycar (20 liters)
- 1 electric cord + European adapter - 1 broom + dustpan
- 5 clothes hangers
- 1 kit of spare fuses and bulbs
- 1 bilingual 'User Manual'
- 1 map of 'Aires de Services' (=service areas)
- 1 guide of selected campgrounds in France

Cooking Utensils and Dishes:

- 6 plates
- 6 dessert plates
- 6 glasses
- 6 bowls or mugs
- 6 knives
- 6 forks
- 6 spoons
- 6 tea spoons
- 1 potato peeler
- 1 kitchen knife - 1 can opener
- 1 corkscrew
- 1 bottle opener
- 1 frying pan
- 2 sauce pans
- 1 salad bowl
- 1 platter
- 1 strainer
- Matches

Bedding Kit:

  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 pillow case
  • 2 sheets

Private Transfers - (Transfers are only valid for Paris Only - Other Locations on Request)
Tour operators are requested to report at the time of booking or not later than 7 working days before pick- up date arrival details or hotel address and how many people are in customer’s party.

1. DUE TO TOO MANY LAST-MINUTE CHANGES, ONLY PRE-PAID TRANSFERS WILL BE ARRANGED.
2. CLIENTS MUST PROVIDE A VALID TELEPHONE NUMBER – PREFERABLY A MOBILE, THIS WILL ALLOW US TO SEND A SMS OF CONFIRMATION. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO CONFIRM A TRANSFER IF WE DO NOT HAVE A TELEPHONE NUMBER

In the event a client who has pre-paid a transfer takes a regular taxi or public transportation, there will not be any refund. Transfers must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

Transfer on Arrival Day
We can arrange transfers to our location from :

  • CDG and ORLY Airports
  • EUROSTAR Terminal (Paris Gare du Nord - Train Station)
  • Other Paris Train Stations
  • Paris Downtown hotels
  • In case of airport transfers, we do need all flight details to arrange them : hour of arrival, flight number and departure place. (ex : Flight BA 308 from London - 12h30 )
  • In case of transfer from a Train Station, we do need all train details to arrange it : hour of arrival, train number and departure place. (ex : Eurostar 1212 from London - 08.55 )
  • In case of transfer from a hotel, we do need hotel details (name, address and telephone)

Transfers are possible from 08:00 to 15:00. Due to potential traffic problems beyond our control, precise pick-up and departure times cannot be guaranteed.

Transfers Costs:

  • Transfer for up to 4 persons (from CDG or ORLY airports, Eurostar Paris Gare du Nord, Hotel…): EUR 80
  • Transfer for 5 persons (from CDG or ORLY airports, Eurostar Paris Gare du Nord, Hotel…) EUR 100
  • Transfer for 6 or 7 persons (from CDG or ORLY airports, Eurostar Paris Gare du Nord, Hotel…) EUR 120
  • Transfer for up to 4 persons with up to 4 bikes (regular taxis do not accept bikes): EUR 120
  • Tranfer for 5 persons with up to 5 bikes (regular taxis do not accept bikes): EUR 150
  • Transfer for 6 or 7 persons with up to 6 bikes (regular taxis do not accept bikes: EUR 200

Other special transfers (such as clients with windsurf or special luggage) must be notified upon booking and will be charged accordingly.

Airport Meeting points:

  • CDG - Terminal 1 Outside, at Exit 8 - Arrival level
  • CDG - Terminal 2 Avis desk - 'le boutiquaire' level
  • CDG - Terminal 3 Exit gate (just after the custom)
  • Orly Airport Exit gate

INSURANCE:
Public Liability: Included in Daily Rate
Public liability insurance protects AVIS CAR-AWAY for EUR 760,000 in case of fire or explosion. Public liability is unlimited in case of accident.

Basic Coverage: Included in Daily Rate
All the drivers must be approved, be at least 23 years old and have already held a full domestic driver’s license for at least two year. International driving license is not mandatory. No charge for additional driver.

AVIS CAR-AWAY vehicles are insured against damage to vehicle from accident, fire, theft, vandalism and third part claim, subject to a 3,000 € excess clause. In the event of loss or damage to vehicle while on rental, the client’s responsibility is limited to a maximum of 3,000 € per occurrence. With the purchase of Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), the client’s responsibility is reduced from a maximum of 3,000 € to 400 € per occurrence.

This guarantee is effective in the majority of western countries : France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Finland & Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Latvia,
Estonia and Lithuania. (Sept.-2010). Other countries on request.

Exclusions: Are not covered by our insurance, even with the purchase of CDW or PAI :

  • Damages due to frost
  • Damages to the interior of the vehicle
  • Radio, tires and all glass damages (windscreen, windows)
  • Theft of Personal belongings, or vandalism
  • Electronic devices provided by Avis Car-Away (GPS - TV)

Please Note: that with the purchase of CDW, in case of damage caused by striking overhead objects and from backing up vehicle, the customer's responsibility is NOT reduced from EUR 3000 to EUR 400.

Additional Insurance Options:
- Excess Reduction Option: By paying an additional EUR €15 per day (minimum €105, maximum €750), this will reduce your excess from EUR €2000 per occurance to EUR €300 per occurance.
- Cancellation Insurance: Pay an additional 5% of your rental costs, and in the event of cancellation, all cancellation fees will be waived. Do check your travel insurance as you may be covered for cancelletion.


Security Deposit:
You are required to leave a security deposit of EUR €2000 at the time of pick up, This can be left by credit card imprint: Visa, Mastercard or Amex (Not Processed)

Minimum age and Drivers:
The minimum age is 21 years and you must have held a full drivers licence for a minimum of 1 year. An International drivers licence is not mandatory. There is no charge for an additional driver - maximum of 2 drivers per motorhome.

Travel Restrictions:
You are allowed to travel to the following countries (any countries not noted are on request): France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Finland & Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland.

Departure Formalities:
Allow approximately one hour for departure formalities
Normal pick-up time is Mon to Fri - between 09:00 to 11:00 and between 14:00 to 17:00 / Sat - between 09:00 to 11:00 and afternoons on request.
Our depots are closed for lunch

No Departure after 17.00
There is no refund if vehicle is picked up later than scheduled time.
Upon his arrival, the client should expect to : - Show a valid driving license (domestic or international)

  • Leave a security deposit (EUR 3,000) - credit card imprint VISA, MASTERCARD or AMEX not processed.
  • This is to ensure vehicle is returned on time, complete with all equipment and in undamaged condition.
  • Watch a 10 mn video "How to operate your motorhome" (French or English).


A bilingual "Operator Manual" is given to our clients. The vehicle is then inspected by AVIS CAR-AWAY and the renter who is asked to sign a "Departure contract". The rental is thus open.

We provide free storage for luggage or other valuables (plane tickets..). Not for One-Way rentals.

JULY - AUGUST : NO DEPARTURE ON SATURDAY PM

Pick up Times:
Monday to Friday: 2pm to 4pm (pick up can be arranged from 2pm to 5pm however an additional day's hire will be charged. This must be pre-booked).
An additional day's hire will be charged).
Saturday: 9am to 11.30am

Return Formalities:
Normal Return time is Mon to Fri between 09:00 to 11.30 and between 14:00 to 17:30 / Sat - between 09:00 to 11:00 and afternoons on request.
Our depots are closed for lunch.

No Return after 17.00:
Penalties are charged for late returns without prior authorization.
There is no refund if rental is terminated by client before scheduled time.

  • Toilet must be clean and empty
  • Waste water tank must be drained
  • Interior of motorhome must be clean (especially refrigerator, stove and shower)


INDOOR CLEANING CHARGES (EUR 100) MAY APPLY IF VEHICLE IS RETURNED NOT CLEAN.
- Diesel tank must be full (as it was on departure)

The security deposit is returned provided that the motorhome is undamaged and clean.
The vehicle is inspected by AVIS CAR-AWAY and the renter who is asked to sign a "Return contract". The rental is thus closed.

JULY - AUGUST : NO RETURN ON SATURDAY

One Way Fees:  
One Way Rentals between most depots are available. Please see one way fees below. Any one ways not shown here may still be available on request.
No one way rentals available between the Continent and Corsica.


Please see below table for international one way rentals. Prices are shown in Euros.

 
Paris
Nice
Marseille
Lyon
Toulouse
Rennes
Tours
Angers
Paris
-
550
475
350
450
300
250
280
Nice
550
-
200
350
450
600
550
550
Marseille
475
200
-
250
400
550
500
500
Lyon
350
350
250
-
400
400
350
370
Toulouse
450
450
300
400
-
400
350
350
Rennes
300
600
550
400
400
-
200
150
Tours
250
550
500
350
350
200
-
120
Angers
280
550
500
370
350
150
120
-



International One Way Rentals- No one-way between Continent and Corsica – Other one-ways are possible – on request. please Contact us for more information.

We’ve been offering this unique service for one year with great success. Note that we do not have stations outside France, but we send a driver to drive the motorhome back to Paris.
- International OW are possible from our PARIS station only
- We require a minimum of 14 days rental
- Drop off points are flexible. Usually, it’s at the airport but it can be at a hotel.

Prices are given as a guideline only, according to season, repatriation cost may vary a little. International One Way charge will be re-confirmed for each rental.

  From Paris Only
 
Paris
To Rome
€950
To Milan
€650
To Venice
€800
To Madrid
€850
To Munich
€650
To Frankfurt
€550
To Zurich
€550
To Amsterdam
€500


Depot Hours:
The Depots are open Monday to Saturday. Pick up and drop off times do vary between depots, please see the table below:
(Note - no Saturday drop offs during High Season)

Pick Up Times
 
Monday
Tuesday - Friday
Saturday
Paris West
Paris South
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11:30am
Marseille, Toulouse, Tours
Lyon,
AM Closed
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
Angers
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
Nice
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
3pm - 5pm
Corsica (Ajaccio)
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
9am - 11am
2pm - 5pm
*Corsica pick up and return on a Sunday is available on Request
Drop Off Times
 
Monday
Tuesday - Friday
Saturday
Paris West
Paris South
9am - 12pm
2pm - 5:30pm
9am - 12pm
2pm - 5:30pm
On Request
Marseille, Toulouse, Tours
Lyon,
AM Closed
2pm - 5:30pm
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
On Request
Angers
9am - 11:00am
2pm - 5:00pm
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
On Request
Nice
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
On Request
Corsica (Ajaccio)
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
9am - 11:30am
2pm - 5:30pm
On Request
*Corsica pick up and return on a Sunday is available on Request

Depots are closed all Sundays (excluding Corsica) and all public holidays as follows:

  • 01 January
  • 25 April
  • 02 June
  • 13 June
  • 14 July
  • 01 November
  • 11 November
  • 24 December
  • 25 December
  • 30 December

The vehicle must be returned in a reasonably clean condition with chemical toilet and waste tanks emptied. An additional charge of EUR 110 is payable for cleaning if the above condition is not met. There is no refund for early return of the vehicle.

Eastern Europe Restrictions:
Travel to Eastern Europe is limited to Poland, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia and Slovenia. Travel to other Eastern Europe countries is not allowed and not covered by Avis Car-Away insurance.

Travel Restrictions:
Travel to North Africa and to some East Europe countries is not permitted.

Substitution:
If, for any reason beyond our control, the reserved vehicle is not available, we reserve the right to substitute a model of similar or higher rated vehicle.

Maintenance and use Responsibility:
Client is responsible for routine maintenance while traveling (coolant, oil, tire pressure) as well as reporting mechanical failure immediately. Clients may be held responsible for mechanical damage due to negligence on operation and/or in performing normal maintenance.

Pets:
Pets are permitted.

Cancellation Fees: 
Once we make a reservation on your behalf cancellation fees apply. We therefore suggest that you take out Travel Insurance at this time.

Cancellation Fees
outside 45 days prior to pick up
30% of rental costs
49 - 30 days prior to pick up
50% of rental costs
29 days or less prior to pick up
100% of rental costs
Amendments EUR 20 per amendment / EUR 39 if documents issued.
NO REFUNDS FOR EARLY RETURNS

All rates & conditionssubject to change without notice and subject to currency changes


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1) Is it possible to pick up a Avis Car-Away Motorhome in one city and drop it off in another ?
Yes! One way rentals are available between all branches. We have depots in all the major gate ways of France. Conditions apply.

2) Is it possible to pick up or drop off the Motorhome at the airport or at a train station ?
Pick up and drop off of vehicles is available from any of our depots. Sorry, but we do not have depots located at airports or train stations so pick up and drop off is not available at these locations. All our depots are not far from the airport or the train station, and are approximately 30 to 40 minutes from the airport or train station. The best and easiest way to get to AVIS Car-Away is by taxi - WE CAN ARRANGE PRIVATE TRANSFERS (see above).

3) What time can I pick up and drop off my vehicle ?
Vehicles can be picked up (and returned) between 9am and 11:30am and between 2pm and 4pm or 5pm.
NO DEPARTURE / NO RETURN ON SUNDAY AND BANK HOLIDAYS - Please note: July - August: No Return on Saturday / No Departure on Saturday PM

4) What is necessary to bring ?
AVIS Car-Away Motorhome comes – almost - fully equipped for the number of people that are travelling. For an extra 30€ per person, we provide bed linen including pillows, sheets and blanket. Neither bath towels nor tea towels are provided. Also, all kitchenware including cutlery, plates, pots and pans are
provided. For a small fee we can even provide outdoor camping chairs and tables.

5) Do you have any vehicles with automatic transmission ?
Yes, some vehicles in our Group A2 have a manual transmission. (On request)

6) Is there a minimum / maximum age to drive a motorhome ?
The minimum age is 20. No Maximum age.

7) Is it possible to use a current license to drive an AVIS Car-Away motorhome ?
Yes, all our motorhomes can be driven with a valid driving licence from your country of residence. If you wish you can also travel with a valid International Driving Permit, but this is not mandatory.
Be aware that the International Driving Permit is NOT a licence but a translation only of your current Driving licence. It must be accompanied by your current Driving licence, which your are required to carry while you are overseas.

8) Is there an additional charge for more than one driver ?
No, additional driver is free of charge. (maximum 2 drivers per motorhome)

9) How many seatbelts are in AVIS Car-Away motorhomes ?
This depends on what type of motorhome you have. Usually 2 passengers can sit in the front. The other seatbelts usually 2, are located in the rear around the dining table.

10) Can a child seat be fitted ?
Child seats can be fitted in certain models. Ask for further information

11) Can we just pull over on the side of the road with our motorhome ?
We do recommend you stay in recognised camping grounds or caravan parks, you will be more safe in these areas. In France local by-laws usually require you to utilise the camping grounds. Also, from an environmental point of view it is also better to stay within designated camping sites.

12) Can I travel to Eastern Europe ?
Travel to Eastern Europe is limited to Poland, Hungary, Czech Rep., Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia and Slovenia. Travel to other Eastern Europe countries is not allowed and not covered by Avis Car-Away insurance.

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