Insurance Conditions


I just wondered if anyone knows what the rules are regarding volets (shutters) or metal bars on your windows for insurance purposes in France.

Do they have to be on all floors or just the ground floor?

Many Thanks


What happens if you have sliding doors like a patio door then I wonder?

PS On all floors.

As far as I know, you must have OR volets, OR iron bars. Don’t have them and the house is broken into, you get ‘que dalle’.
Better make very sure, Suzanne. I just checked with my insurance and they repeated the MUST have one or the other.

You will need to read your contract or ask your broker. I haven’t found anything in our contract that requires us to have them but after this hot period I am seriously thinking of getting them for next summer.