To benefit from the refund on your stay, you must make an application by filling in the form exclusively available here: https://cd08.fr/aide-au-sejour-dans-les-ardennes and imperatively attach all of the documents requested. This financial benefit application should be submitted at the latest within one month of the end of the stay.
The benefit will be paid, in view of the application which should imperatively include the following documents:
▶ the accommodation bill(s) in the applicant’s name,
▶ the receipt(s) or bill(s) for catering and/or paid-for tourist activities (cultural, sport, or leisure), during the stay (accommodation dates),
▶ proof of the bank details, imperatively in the name of the applicant (Relevé d’Identité Bancaire (French bank details slip) or proof from the banking organisation for foreign tourists showing the IBAN/BIC).
Any incomplete application will not be accepted.
The benefit will be attributed to the beneficiary for all stays of a minimum of two consecutive nights, in the form of a grant of 50% of eligible expenses. The amount of the benefit will be capped at €100.
To benefit from the département local authority benefit, the applicant must fulfil and show proof of the two following conditions:
▶ a minimum of two consecutive nights spent at an Ardennes accommodation provider (hotel, campsite, gîte, guesthouse, group accommodation or unusual accommodation), and imperatively at least:
▶ a catering service in an Ardennes establishment and/or a paid-for tourist activity, in the Ardennes (cultural and leisure).
Please be aware, this benefit application should be submitted at the latest within one month of the end of the stay.
E.g.: For a stay ending on 15 July (date of the accommodation bill) the application must be submitted at the latest by midnight on 15 August.
French or foreign tourists, excluding associations, that have stayed in the Ardennes between 31 March and 31 December 2021. Professional stays are excluded from this programme. Ardennes residents are eligible for the programme in the same conditions.
It is not imperative that you book. You just have to be able to show proof of the minimum two consecutive nights you spend in the Ardennes and have a bill in your name.
The refund will be made at a later date after our services have processed applications within a maximum of 60 days from the date your file was registered and provided it is approved (complete and acceptable).
No, so long as you stay for a minimum of two consecutive nights at one or more Ardennes accommodation provider(s) and that you can provide proof of at least one service, your application will be accepted and you will be refunded 50% of your expenses, in the limit of €100 of benefit.
The benefit is only paid by transfer to the bank account in the name of the applicant. For that, the Authority’s financial services must provide an RIB with bank details or proof from the banking organisation to the départemental financial payments department responsible for making the payment.
Yes, however the tourist provider must be able to detail the cost of each of the services on the bill. They can also provide two separate bills (accommodation and catering).
Yes, so long as the accommodation providers are in compliance with regulations in force and provide you with an accommodation bill.
Yes, you need to provide an accommodation bill (in the name of the beneficiary), for a minimum of two consecutive nights at an Ardennes accommodation provider (hotel, campsite, gîte, rental, group accommodation, guesthouse and unusual accommodation). It is possible to show proof of staying at different accommodation during the same stay.
E.g.: Two people following the Green Track bike path (Voie Verte) can spend one night sleeping in a campsite and the following night(s) in other accommodation (campsite, hotel, etc.)
Beware, the succession of consecutive nights will make up a single stay.
E.g.: a 4-night stay will be one stay and not 2 separate stays of 2 nights.
All cultural activities, leisure (museum entry, bike hire, paddleboarding, etc., aerial high rope course entry, bungee jumping, etc., guided tours) are included in the offer. You just have to provide proof of the expenditure with receipt or bill.
Yes, you should submit a new benefit application and provide the proof within one month of the end of the new stay.