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Assurance villégiature ? (insurance cover)

Dave123

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We wish to rent a property in France this summer and the contract refers to a requirement for 'votre assurance villégiature' - this appears to be some form of civil responsibility cover, apparently common in French home insurance policies (to cover policy holders whilst on holiday).

I've never met the term before and neither has our travel insurers (Staysure).

Has anyone enountered this requirement and know what the remedy might be ? TIA

Update:

Gite fine print says we have to provide insurance? Where in the world do you buy this?? 05/22/19

With link to:

Short stay insurance (Assurance court séjour)

Update #2: 'garantie villégiature' seems to be another expression (also 'resort insurance').

And this is another broker:

Cabinet ALBINET - Cancellation travel insurance tenants liability (ADAR)

This thread refers to articles 1733 and 1734 in French Civil Code:

Newbie Seeking Advice about Paris Renal Apt Scams ca 2011

FYI: we have rented French property approximately 13 times in the past 25 years, and I can trace only 3 occasions where the issue of travel insurance has been raised by the property owner (La Rochelle, Collioure & Pornic).
 
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