e-Chèque-Vacances(eCV), allows to pay exclusively for services related to holidays and leisure:
- accommodation and transport,
- culture and exploration,
They can be used for holidays in France (including its overseas territories) and traveling to countries within the European Union.
The uniqueness of an eCV is determined by the combination of the check number / organization number / issue year.
Each eCV has a scratch area that reveals a security code (that enables the sever of the ANCV, the Agence Nationale pour les Chèques-Vacances - French National Agency for Holiday Vouchers, to authenticate the eCV). It can only be used online on merchant websites that have an agreement with ANCV offering the eCV payment method (see chapter Prerequisites to offer e-Chèques-Vacances on the payment page).
Once used for an online purchase, eCV checks are considered to be "consumed" by the ANCV server and cannot be used again.
For more information: http://www.ancv.com/Questions-les-plus-frequentes