You are a large family, but you still want to go on vacation and allow your children to enjoy the summer and the festivities. If you meet some conditions, it is possible that the CAF, your employer, or your mutual insurance company will grants vacation vouchers.
These are financial aids intended for people with modest incomes, and allow them to pay for travel expenses as well as some cultural and sports activities during their vacations. How to benefit from it? How and where to use them ? We answer all your questions.
Where can I use my vacation voucher?
In order to find an establishment that accepts vacation vouchers, the ANCV has set up a complete online guide that clearly displays all the details of how to use a vacation voucher.
To be sure, nothing could be easier, just type the type of establishment you want in the search bar, like camping, museum, bowling club, sports club, etc. After that, you need to specify your location as well as the type of check you have. There are several of them, including the following:
- vacation vouchers ;
- Connect vacation vouchers;
- sport coupons ;
- e-vacation vouchers.
Towards the end of the search, the site offers you to display the results on a virtual map.
In addition, accommodations and restaurants that accept vacation vouchers must display their logo in front of their door. It is with this logo that you will be able to know, even before entering, if you can spend your check or not.
How to choose the right vacation voucher to use?
The ANCV distributes paper vouchers, and two other versions in dematerialized format.
First of all, the Sport Coupon is reserved for any type of sport activity that you want to do during your vacations. It's a small booklet that contains denominations from 10 € to 20 €. With this coupon, you can pay for trainings, courses, memberships, but also subscriptions everywhere in France.
The vacation vouchers are in the classic version, i.e. in paper formatand also in the form of a booklet with coupons worth from 10 € to 50 €. You can use them at all ANCV partners in overseas France, in metropolitan France, and also for air travel in within the European Union.
The e-vouchers have a unique value of 60 € each, but are unfortunately no longer produced. However, they are still valid to pay online for some services.
Chèque vacances Connect is an application that allows you to group together all the types of vacation vouchers in one place.
What activities are paid for by vacation vouchers?
To put it simply, a vacation voucher offers you the possibility of paying for benefits and services related to recreation. It is therefore not possible to pay for beachwear, sports equipment, let alone fuel.
For your travels, the SNCF is a partner of the ANCV. You can then pay for your train journey in the store or directly at the station. The SNCF does not yet allow online payments for this type of check.
For your air travel, Air France is the official partner of the ANCV. Please note that flights outside the European Union are not eligible for vacation vouchers.
As for cultural activities, theater, cinema, amusement parks, museums, concert halls, etc. can be paid with a vacation voucher. You just have to make sure that the establishment accepts your payment method.
Enjoy your vacation by reducing your costs with your vacation vouchers.