Terms and conditions

We request our renters to provide an Identity card before the conclusion of the rental agreement

Article 1 :

Object of the contract : The rental of a sport or leisure equipment with its basic equipment by, Le Vélociste, hereinafter referred to as "the renter".

Article 2 :

Taking effect, provision and recovery: The rental takes effect at the moment the renter takes possession of the equipment and accessories delivered to him. The risks will be transferred when the equipment and accessories are handed over to the renter who will take care of them under his entire responsibility, the latter undertaking to use them in all circumstances "as a good father family". The present contract is only in force for the duration of the rental. If the renter keeps the equipment beyond this period without having regularised his situation, he loses the benefit of all the guarantees provided for in the contract. The renter acknowledges having received the rented item in good working order with the basic equipment. He declares that he has personally had full freedom to check the equipment and choose it according to his needs.

Article 3 :
Payment and payment methods of the benefit: The entire benefit is paid for by the tenant at the time of the provision of the equipment subject to this contract. The accepted methods of settlement are: CASE, CHÈQUE ANCV or CHÈQUE BANCAIRE. No discount for prepayment in case of late payment on fixed terms, the sums due will bear interest as of right at the rate of 1.5%/month (Law 2008-776 of 04/08/2008) as well as a lump sum allowance for recovery costs of EUR 40 (Decree 2012-1115 of 02/10/2012)

Article 4 :
Use: The renter certifies that he is fit to use the rented equipment which he undertakes to use himself. By express agreement between the parties, the loan or sub-leasing of equipment is strictly forbidden. By express agreement between the parties, it is strictly forbidden for the renter to intervene on the equipment in the event of a breakdown without the agreement of the lessor, the renter must notify the lessor's breakdown service. The renter undertakes to use the rented item with caution, without danger to third parties in accordance with the regulations in force. In the event of theft of the equipment, the renter must notify the lessor without delay, file a complaint with the authorised authorities and provide a photocopy of the complaint.

Article 5 :
Liability for breakage - theft: under the Civil Code (Articles 1383 and 1384), the renter is personally liable for all breaches of French law, and is responsible for any personal injury and material damage caused by the use of the rented equipment in his custody. The renter does not benefit from any cover for damage to the rented item and is personally liable for such damage, breakage and theft. The tenant's personal civil liability insurance covers damage caused to third parties by the tenant or his minor children. However, the renter cannot be held responsible for the damaging consequences of hidden defects in the rented equipment or for wear and tear that is not apparent and unfit for the use for which it is intended, as long as the renter can provide proof of the said defects or wear and tear. In the event of breakage, the renter undertakes to return the damaged equipment, which must be recognisable and complete. Damage to the equipment will be invoiced to the renter. Theft and loss of the equipment are not covered. In this case, the equipment will be invoiced to the renter on the basis of its value, minus an obsolescence percentage of 20% per year. In the event of theft by the renter, misappropriation or any damage whatsoever resulting from non-compliance with the rules of use or the regulations in force, or with the terms and conditions of this contract, the lessor is entitled to exercise a recourse for the totality of the loss.

Article 6 :
Deposit: When the equipment is made available by the lessor, the renter is asked to pay a deposit (Cash or Cheque) or an identity card. This deposit is not cashed during the rental period. On return of the equipment, the deposit is returned to the renter, after deduction of any damage provided in Article 5 or in case of delay.

Article 7 :
Restitution: The restitution of the rented equipment will be made at the time stipulated in the contract, in case of restitution in advance, no refund can be demanded from the renter to the lessor.

Article 8 :
Eviction of the renter: The accessories delivered with the equipment must not be removed or modified by the renter. The equipment may not be transferred or given as a guarantee. The renter generally undertakes not to grant any right, real or otherwise, in respect of the rented item to anyone who might affect the enjoyment or limit the availability or full ownership of the lessor.

Article 9 :
Cancellation clause: At the end of the rental period specified in the contract and in case of non-return or non-payment of a partial invoice, the client remains responsible for the equipment in his possession. Its restitution is mandatory at the end of the rental period, under the penalties stipulated by article 314-1 of the new Penal Code, without the need to send a formal notice by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt and without the client being able to invoke any reasons. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Article 10 :
Jurisdiction: In case of dispute relating to this contract, the competent court will be TARASCON, to which the parties attribute exclusive jurisdiction.

Article 11 :
Special rental conditions relating to Le Vélociste: It is stricly forbidden to ride on the beach, marsh, lagoon and respect of the regulations relating to the circulation of bicycles, as well as any imprudent driving or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Cleaning, dismantling and maintenance costs (100 EUR) will be charged to the renter if the bicycle has been in contact with the beach, lagoon or sea water (CORROSION problem).
It is advisable to drive with an adequate clothing for the practice of the cycle (no trousers or wide dresses that could get caught in the chain), to drive with caution and at a speed that allows an effective braking and/or a quick stop of the cycle.
/It is mandatory:

  • to present an identity card and or deposit
  • respect to traffic regulation code
  • respect the material with care

It is forbidden:

  • to drive on the beach
  • to drive on the private car parks (hotel,...)
  • bump into other vehicles/cycles
  • driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • degrade gardens or plantations

It is recommended:

  • driving with proper dress to practice the cycle (no pants or wide dresses that may get caught in the chain)
  • drive with caution and at a speed that allows effective braking and/or a quick stop of the cycle.


  • the renter is personally responsible for any traffic violation, and is responsible for the personal and material damage he causes in the event of the use of the rented cycles in his care. (Articles 1383 and 1384 Civil Code)
  • in case of theft or accident, a report must be made immediately to the police and the lessor notified at the same time. In case of theft or if the renter is responsible for an accident, he or the renter's insurance company must compensate the lessor for the damage suffered by the lessor (replacement value of the cycle and commercial loss)

In this hypothetical case, the deposit remains acquired by the lessor and to be used as compensation for his loss. The lesser's personal insurance covers damage caused to third parties by the lesser or his children.
All rentals are always payable in advance and are non-refundable.