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2017 France Tour Schedule – France Off the Beaten Path Tours

2017 France Tour Schedule – Provence Tours, Loire Valley Tours, Bordeaux Tours, Champagne Tours!


2017 France Tour Schedule – Provence Tours, Loire Valley Tours, Bordeaux Tours, Champagne Tours!

Inspiring Itineraries  •  Exceptional Quality  •  Excellent Value!

Trustpilot Says Guests Love Our Tours!  Based on Independent Verified Reviews!


Provence Tour Dates-Price   •   Loire Valley Tour Dates-Price   •   Bordeaux Tour Dates-Price   •   Champagne Tour Dates-Price


WINNER LUX 2017 Tourism Awards – **BEST FRENCH TOURING COMPANY!** 


2017 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES & PRICES
Provence Tour Summary  •  Provence Day-by-Day Itinerary  •  Tour Price Includes  •  The Hotel

  • Winner! LUX 2017 Tourism Award – BEST French Touring Company!2017 France Tour Schedule
  • Named “One of the Best” By Conde Nast Traveler
  • Featured on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Editor’s Pick List”
  • Featured National Geographic Walk of a Lifetime
  • Featured in USA Today Travel Tips
  • Featured in Best of France Travel Guide
  • Named “Best of Provence” -Andrew Harper Hideaway Report

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Click the TAB TITLES below to view complete details for each category – The tabs in the table BELOW are titled:  2017 Dates & Price • Price Includes • Day 1/Day 6 Transfer INFO • Hotel • Our Difference 

2017 – PROVENCE TOUR Dates, Price 


2017 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES2017 Tour Schedule

       


Trustpilot Says Guests Love Our Tours!  Based on Independent Verified Reviews!

 

2017 France Tour Schedule    

2017 – Provence Tour Price Includes…

Authentic Provence Experiences!  Spend 6 days experiencing Provence like family friends going beyond tourist hotspots to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!

— 2017 France Tour Schedule —

2017 – Provence Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide complimentary transfers to/from both locations — Avignon TGV Rail Station and Marseille Airport on Day 1 and Day 6 of the Tour.

DAY 1 TRANSFER — We provide a 1:30 pm transfer from Marseille Airport and a 4 pm transfer from AVIGNON TGV Rail Station.

DAY 6 TRANSFER — We provide a 9 AM drop-off arrival at Marseille Airport and a 12 pm (Noon) drop-off arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre rail station.

  • Group size – Maximum 14-16 guests per tour date.
  • Walkers & Non-Walkers – This tour is designed for and caters to BOTH walkers and non-walkers alike. Multiple daily options are available for ALL guests!
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Provence Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Fabulous Provence!” from Kerry & Warren Seeto  

“Our week in Provence, with Off The Beaten Path, was absolutely amazing. The itinerary was exceptional, with so many highlights…amongst them a private cooking class with one of France’s most recognised chefs. We had a fun-filled week in the company of like-minded travellers, exploring what Provence had to offer….stunning scenery, beautiful walking trails, gorgeous historic villages, Michelin starred restaurants, wineries and so much more. …We loved everything about our tour of Provence with Off the Beaten Path ……amazing itinerary, tremendous organisation, fabulous people and fun! Congratulations, and thanks to Christy!” Click here to read Kerry & Warren’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

  “A Week in Provence: Our Delightful Adventure” from Bob & Susan Horn  

“When my wife and I decided that it was time for us to visit the south of France, we knew that, if we tried to do it on our own, we would miss out on too many experiences that we might enjoy if we only had some guidance. But we didn’t like the idea of the standard sort of tours that we’d read about, with large groups and rigid itineraries and name tags – feeling like we’re being herded around with a bunch of strangers. We wanted something different, but we didn’t know if it existed. It does! After spending a great deal of time researching tours and looking at travel options for the south of France, we began seeing comments, here and there, about someone named Christy Destremau and the tour company that she built and owns, Off the Beaten Path Tours. We were immediately drawn to the OTBP offering, both for the interesting tour locations visited and the daily outings that combine walking, great food and education about the local customs. Once we initially discovered Christy and her company, we did more digging and found that Christy doesn’t just have fans, she has devotees! That doesn’t come by accident – it only comes when it has been earned, and if you choose an Off the Beaten Path tour, I’m confident that you’ll agree that she has earned this sort of following … Thank you to Christy and the entire Off the Beaten Path crew for giving us such wonderful memories.” Click here to read Bob & Susan’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

2017 France Tour Schedule


Provence Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Well thought out and well run tour!” from Barbara Frish  

“I just returned from last week’s Provence tour. I’ll preface this by saying that this is only the 2nd tour I have ever taken. I travel a lot but usually on my own. I wasn’t sure I would like someone telling me where to eat and what to see and when to do things. I didn’t want it to be touristy. I didn’t have to worry about any of that! At least for a tour by France OTBP! This tour was amazing! The days are well planned. The group is small. The guides excellent … I wouldn’t hesitate to take or recommend any of her tours!” Click here to read Barbara’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Barbara and sister Wendy have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours, They joined us along with 4 friends on our May 30-June 4, 2017 Loire Valley Tour  

  “Great Small Tours of France” from Marti Hyland  

“I have been on two OTBP tours – the Loire Valley and Provence. Both trips were great. The hotel for each trip was really lovely and it was great to have be able to stay at one location the whole week – no packing and unpacking to change hotels. The daily excursions were interesting and included a good mix of history, culture, food, wine, and downtime. One of things I enjoyed most with both tours is that every detail is taken care of for you, and all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. On both trips, our guides were incredibly knowledgeable, gracious, and entertaining. …I would highly recommend OTBP tours.”  Click here to read Marti’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Marti and Thor are joining us on our October 2-7, 2017 Bordeaux Tour – This will be their 3rd tour with us!  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Provence?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 Dates & Price

2017 – PROVENCE TOUR Dates, Price 


2017 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES2017 Tour Schedule

       


Trustpilot Says Guests Love Our Tours!  Based on Independent Verified Reviews!

 

2017 France Tour Schedule    

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Price Includes

2017 – Provence Tour Price Includes…

Authentic Provence Experiences!  Spend 6 days experiencing Provence like family friends going beyond tourist hotspots to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!

— 2017 France Tour Schedule —

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Day 1/Day 6 Transfer INFO

2017 – Provence Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide complimentary transfers to/from both locations — Avignon TGV Rail Station and Marseille Airport on Day 1 and Day 6 of the Tour.

DAY 1 TRANSFER — We provide a 1:30 pm transfer from Marseille Airport and a 4 pm transfer from AVIGNON TGV Rail Station.

DAY 6 TRANSFER — We provide a 9 AM drop-off arrival at Marseille Airport and a 12 pm (Noon) drop-off arrival at AVIGNON TGV Rail Station followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre rail station.

  • Group size – Maximum 14-16 guests per tour date.
  • Walkers & Non-Walkers – This tour is designed for and caters to BOTH walkers and non-walkers alike. Multiple daily options are available for ALL guests!
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Provence Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Fabulous Provence!” from Kerry & Warren Seeto  

“Our week in Provence, with Off The Beaten Path, was absolutely amazing. The itinerary was exceptional, with so many highlights…amongst them a private cooking class with one of France’s most recognised chefs. We had a fun-filled week in the company of like-minded travellers, exploring what Provence had to offer….stunning scenery, beautiful walking trails, gorgeous historic villages, Michelin starred restaurants, wineries and so much more. …We loved everything about our tour of Provence with Off the Beaten Path ……amazing itinerary, tremendous organisation, fabulous people and fun! Congratulations, and thanks to Christy!” Click here to read Kerry & Warren’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

  “A Week in Provence: Our Delightful Adventure” from Bob & Susan Horn  

“When my wife and I decided that it was time for us to visit the south of France, we knew that, if we tried to do it on our own, we would miss out on too many experiences that we might enjoy if we only had some guidance. But we didn’t like the idea of the standard sort of tours that we’d read about, with large groups and rigid itineraries and name tags – feeling like we’re being herded around with a bunch of strangers. We wanted something different, but we didn’t know if it existed. It does! After spending a great deal of time researching tours and looking at travel options for the south of France, we began seeing comments, here and there, about someone named Christy Destremau and the tour company that she built and owns, Off the Beaten Path Tours. We were immediately drawn to the OTBP offering, both for the interesting tour locations visited and the daily outings that combine walking, great food and education about the local customs. Once we initially discovered Christy and her company, we did more digging and found that Christy doesn’t just have fans, she has devotees! That doesn’t come by accident – it only comes when it has been earned, and if you choose an Off the Beaten Path tour, I’m confident that you’ll agree that she has earned this sort of following … Thank you to Christy and the entire Off the Beaten Path crew for giving us such wonderful memories.” Click here to read Bob & Susan’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

2017 France Tour Schedule

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HOTEL

Provence Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Well thought out and well run tour!” from Barbara Frish  

“I just returned from last week’s Provence tour. I’ll preface this by saying that this is only the 2nd tour I have ever taken. I travel a lot but usually on my own. I wasn’t sure I would like someone telling me where to eat and what to see and when to do things. I didn’t want it to be touristy. I didn’t have to worry about any of that! At least for a tour by France OTBP! This tour was amazing! The days are well planned. The group is small. The guides excellent … I wouldn’t hesitate to take or recommend any of her tours!” Click here to read Barbara’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Barbara and sister Wendy have traveled on 2 OTBP Tours, They joined us along with 4 friends on our May 30-June 4, 2017 Loire Valley Tour  

  “Great Small Tours of France” from Marti Hyland  

“I have been on two OTBP tours – the Loire Valley and Provence. Both trips were great. The hotel for each trip was really lovely and it was great to have be able to stay at one location the whole week – no packing and unpacking to change hotels. The daily excursions were interesting and included a good mix of history, culture, food, wine, and downtime. One of things I enjoyed most with both tours is that every detail is taken care of for you, and all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself. On both trips, our guides were incredibly knowledgeable, gracious, and entertaining. …I would highly recommend OTBP tours.”  Click here to read Marti’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Marti and Thor are joining us on our October 2-7, 2017 Bordeaux Tour – This will be their 3rd tour with us!  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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Our Difference

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Provence?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 – LOIRE VALLEY GOURMET TOUR DATES & PRICES
Loire Tour Summary  
•  Loire Valley Day-by-Day Itinerary  •  Tour Price Includes   •  The Hotel

Click the TAB TITLES below to view complete details for each category – The tabs in the table BELOW are titled:  2017 Dates & Price • Price Includes • Tour Begins & Ends • The Hotel • Our Difference 

2017 – LOIRE VALLEY TOUR Dates, Price

2017 France Tour Schedule  

LOIRE VALLEY Tour Price Includes…

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 – Loire Valley Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide a complimentary group pick-up at St. Pierre des Corps TGV Rail Station, Tours, France at 4 PM on Day 1 and a group drop-off at the same rail station at 9:30-10:00 AM on Day 6.
  • Group size – Maximum 14-16 guests per tour date.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Loire Valley Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Loire Valley food, wine and castles” from Sandie Mapp  

“I contacted Christy Destremau after searching many tours of Loire Valley online. Christy’s reviews are what caught my eye. All her clients were raving about their travels with Christy. So, after checking thoroughly and viewing all the photos and reading more reviews……… I booked it ! Christy had a wonderful itinerary planned for me and my 3 girlfriends . The occasion was my big birthday (60) destination trip with my friends. The foods, the wines, the history, the hotel, the KNOWLEDGE of all things France that Christy had, truly exceeded our expectations.” Click here to read Sandie’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) 

  “Wonderful Loire and Provence Tours” from Tim and Nina Ku  

“We joined France Off the Beaten Path on the Loire and Provence tours. Both tours were very well run. The small group size makes a big difference in comparison to larger tours. When traveling with these small groups, you feel like you are traveling with friends, not a tour, and the guides (we had Christy, Philippe, and David) were excellent – knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and charming. …If you are looking for a small group tour in France, we highly recommend Off the Beaten Path. We would do another tour with this group in a heartbeat!”  Click here to read Tim and Nina’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Tim and Nina also traveled on our September 2016 Bordeaux Tour – see their Bordeaux Tour review also on our Trustpilot profile page.  

2017 France Tour Schedule


Loire Valley Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Outstanding Small Group Tours” from Mike & Pam Curtis  

“OTBP is a top notch small group tour company. Every aspect of these tours – from the hotels, experiences, food, and guides – just couldn’t be better. We’ve done the Loire Valley and Provence trips, and we’re hoping to get to Bordeaux soon! For us, staying in one hotel and enjoying the local area is a highlight. Hotel hopping is not fun, and with Christy you don’t have to! Go on one of these tours!” … Click here to read Mike and Pam’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… Pam and Mike have been on 2 OTBP Tours to Loire Valley and Provence – (opens in a new window)  

  “Fabulous France Off the Beaten Path delivers!” from Ron & Jo Lim  

“We had one of the best vacations ever! Christy was an outstanding guide and tour leader… She was articulate and knowledgeable… We highly recommend France Off The Beaten Path.” … Click here to read Ron and Jo’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Book Release! PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!
  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.

2017 France Tour Schedule

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in the Loire Valley?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 Dates & Price

2017 – LOIRE VALLEY TOUR Dates, Price

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Price Includes

LOIRE VALLEY Tour Price Includes…

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Tour Begins & Ends

Download and print our LOIRE VALLEY TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
Download and print our LOIRE VALLEY TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)


2017 – Loire Valley Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide a complimentary group pick-up at St. Pierre des Corps TGV Rail Station, Tours, France at 4 PM on Day 1 and a group drop-off at the same rail station at 9:30-10:00 AM on Day 6.
  • Group size – Maximum 14-16 guests per tour date.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Loire Valley Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Loire Valley food, wine and castles” from Sandie Mapp  

“I contacted Christy Destremau after searching many tours of Loire Valley online. Christy’s reviews are what caught my eye. All her clients were raving about their travels with Christy. So, after checking thoroughly and viewing all the photos and reading more reviews……… I booked it ! Christy had a wonderful itinerary planned for me and my 3 girlfriends . The occasion was my big birthday (60) destination trip with my friends. The foods, the wines, the history, the hotel, the KNOWLEDGE of all things France that Christy had, truly exceeded our expectations.” Click here to read Sandie’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) 

  “Wonderful Loire and Provence Tours” from Tim and Nina Ku  

“We joined France Off the Beaten Path on the Loire and Provence tours. Both tours were very well run. The small group size makes a big difference in comparison to larger tours. When traveling with these small groups, you feel like you are traveling with friends, not a tour, and the guides (we had Christy, Philippe, and David) were excellent – knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and charming. …If you are looking for a small group tour in France, we highly recommend Off the Beaten Path. We would do another tour with this group in a heartbeat!”  Click here to read Tim and Nina’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Tim and Nina also traveled on our September 2016 Bordeaux Tour – see their Bordeaux Tour review also on our Trustpilot profile page.  

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The Hotel

Loire Valley Tour Guest Testimonials…

  “Outstanding Small Group Tours” from Mike & Pam Curtis  

“OTBP is a top notch small group tour company. Every aspect of these tours – from the hotels, experiences, food, and guides – just couldn’t be better. We’ve done the Loire Valley and Provence trips, and we’re hoping to get to Bordeaux soon! For us, staying in one hotel and enjoying the local area is a highlight. Hotel hopping is not fun, and with Christy you don’t have to! Go on one of these tours!” … Click here to read Mike and Pam’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… Pam and Mike have been on 2 OTBP Tours to Loire Valley and Provence – (opens in a new window)  

  “Fabulous France Off the Beaten Path delivers!” from Ron & Jo Lim  

“We had one of the best vacations ever! Christy was an outstanding guide and tour leader… She was articulate and knowledgeable… We highly recommend France Off The Beaten Path.” … Click here to read Ron and Jo’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Book Release! PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!
  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.

2017 France Tour Schedule

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Our Difference

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in the Loire Valley?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 – BORDEAUX TOUR DATES & PRICES
Bordeaux Tour Summary  •  Bordeaux Day-by-Day Itinerary  •  Price Includes  •  The Hotel

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2017 – BORDEAUX Tour Price Includes…

2017 France Tour Schedule

Download and print our BORDEAUX TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
Download and print our BORDEAUX TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)


2017 – Bordeaux Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide complimentary transfers to/from Bordeaux St. Jean Rail Station at 1 PM on Day 1 and at 10 AM on Day 6 of the tour.
  • Group size – Maximum 12 guests per tour date.
  • Walkers & Non-Walkers – *Featuring daily options for BOTH walkers and non-walkers!*
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonial… 

  “Two amazing adventures!” from Andy & Marianne Friedman  

“We took our first ever group tour with Christy to Provence. We did not know what to expect. …It was well-organized with the right amount of time devoted to sightseeing, cooking, eating, drinking, hiking and downtime. Accommodations and details were meticulously planned and executed – so much so, that we recently went on France Off the Beaten Path’s Bordeaux trip and took some friends with us! We have a lifetime of memories… we keep wanting to complete our experience with Christy and France Off the Beaten Path and book our trip to the Loire Valley!”  Click here to read Andy and Marianne’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

2017 France Tour Schedule


Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonial… 

  “Bordeaux with Off the Beaten Path” from Claudia Bjerre & Andrea Senich  

“This walking trip through Chateaus of Bordeaux was outstanding. It begins with the materials on the website. Very thorough and representative of the trip itself. Booking was simple. When we arrived at the train station we were greeted very warmly by Christy and her team. They were very helpful throughout the trip. … The trip was so enjoyable we are heading back to France to tour both Provence and Champagne with Christy.”  Click here to read Claudia and Andrea’s complete independent Bordeaux review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Claudia and Andrea traveled on our 2016 Provence and Champagne Tours, and their review can also be read on our trustpilot profile page.  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Bordeaux?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 Dates & Price

2017 – BORDEAUX TOUR Dates, Price

2017 France Tour Schedule   

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Price Includes

2017 – BORDEAUX Tour Price Includes…

2017 France Tour Schedule

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Tour Begins & Ends

Download and print our BORDEAUX TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
Download and print our BORDEAUX TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)


2017 – Bordeaux Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – We provide complimentary transfers to/from Bordeaux St. Jean Rail Station at 1 PM on Day 1 and at 10 AM on Day 6 of the tour.
  • Group size – Maximum 12 guests per tour date.
  • Walkers & Non-Walkers – *Featuring daily options for BOTH walkers and non-walkers!*
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonial… 

  “Two amazing adventures!” from Andy & Marianne Friedman  

“We took our first ever group tour with Christy to Provence. We did not know what to expect. …It was well-organized with the right amount of time devoted to sightseeing, cooking, eating, drinking, hiking and downtime. Accommodations and details were meticulously planned and executed – so much so, that we recently went on France Off the Beaten Path’s Bordeaux trip and took some friends with us! We have a lifetime of memories… we keep wanting to complete our experience with Christy and France Off the Beaten Path and book our trip to the Loire Valley!”  Click here to read Andy and Marianne’s complete independent review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window)  

2017 France Tour Schedule

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The Hotel

Bordeaux Tour Guest Testimonial… 

  “Bordeaux with Off the Beaten Path” from Claudia Bjerre & Andrea Senich  

“This walking trip through Chateaus of Bordeaux was outstanding. It begins with the materials on the website. Very thorough and representative of the trip itself. Booking was simple. When we arrived at the train station we were greeted very warmly by Christy and her team. They were very helpful throughout the trip. … The trip was so enjoyable we are heading back to France to tour both Provence and Champagne with Christy.”  Click here to read Claudia and Andrea’s complete independent Bordeaux review on our Trustpilot page… (opens in a new window) – Claudia and Andrea traveled on our 2016 Provence and Champagne Tours, and their review can also be read on our trustpilot profile page.  


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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What Sets Us Apart

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Bordeaux?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends.

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules.

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience.

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour.

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour.


Off the Beaten Path Tour Prices Offer Exceptional Quality & Excellent Value!

  • By living and working locally in France, and having longstanding, established relationships with local professionals, who are personal friends, we SAVE travelers as much as 50% with our tour prices, compared to offerings from other tour companies competing in the same tour market!
  • Not only have we negotiated the best prices for every component of our tours, because we’re working with friends, but we also include unique and personalized experiences only available to our tour guests; thanks to local friends.
  • We also include most everything in our tour prices. Unlike non-France based and multi-destination tour companies, we don’t have to budget international flight costs, lodging, food, and other expenses for tour guides into tour prices, giving us leverage to pass on big savings to tour guests!
  • By including most everything in our prices, there are also NEVER any hidden out-of-pocket expenses to worry about, making it easy for travelers to organize their travel budget in advance, and putting travelers at ease to truly focus on enjoying their tour experience!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 – CHAMPAGNE TOUR DATES & PRICES
Champagne Tour Summary  
•  Champagne Day-by-Day Itinerary  •  Price Includes  •  The Hotel

Click the TAB TITLES below to view complete details for each category – The tabs in the table BELOW are titled:  2017 Dates & Price • Price Includes • Tour Begins & Ends • The Hotel • Our Difference 

2017 – CHAMPAGNE TOUR Dates, Price 

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CHAMPAGNE Tour Price Includes…

  • Full-time services of a professional Off the Beaten Path Expert Culinary, Champagne/Wine Guide who serves as guests liaison during this fully escorted Champagne Tour.
  • 3 nights, Home Based Luxury Accommodations (NO Hotel Hopping)
  • 7 Meals: 3 Gourmet Buffet Breakfasts, 2 Gourmet Lunches, 2 Gourmet Dinners
  • We have established, proprietary relationships with All Chefs, restaurants, and bistros on ALL of our tours based on both our exclusive and privileged network of contacts and French friends and our outstanding reputation throughout France. All Chefs, restaurants, and bistros selected for our tours are Michelin-star and/or have been featured/recommended by top “foodie” magazines and/or fellow Michelin-star Chefs. We dine in both gourmet restaurants and our favorite hide-a-ways cherished by the locals.
  • All Champagnes, Wines and Non-alcoholic Beverages are included at all meals
  • All fees for 4-6 Champagne House Tours followed by “Prestige” Tastings – a Prestige tasting is defined by the number of champagnes to be tasted at the conclusion of a tour – Our tours include 1 to 3 vintages each visit. And a “vintage” is the premium, top quality champagne of a producer.
  • What makes our visits exclusive? All of our tastings include tasting “vintages”. A vintage is the producer’s top champagne, noted by the year of production, because the grapes used to produce the vintage all come from 1 single harvest year, and are 100 grand cru quality – A vintage is the #1 best quality champagne made by a Champagne producer.
  • ALL Tours are at the most prestigious producers of the region
  • All fees for pastry and chocolate making class/lesson
  • Private Dinner (for our group) hosted at Pommery
  • Private “theme” lunch hosted at Veuve-Clicquot.
  • Ground transportation during the tour
  • Roundtrip transfers between Reims and our hotel on tour start and conclusion day at specified times
  • This exclusive Tour is limited to 10 guests per Tour date.
  • Comfort Zone – Designed for the interests of and to appeal to the Active Traveler and Occasional Walker. This tour requires travelers to be able to climb many steps to the cellars and back up at the conclusion of each visit several times each day.

– 2017 France Tour Schedule

Download and print our CHAMPAGNE TOUR BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)


Champagne Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – Reims Rail Station, Reims, France.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements and food allergies.
  • Group size – Maximum 10-14  guests per tour date.
  • Activity Information: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking and climbing up and down steps during our visits at the Champagne Houses, cellars and in between visits. This tour also requires travelers be able to stand for extended periods of times during the Champagne house tours, as seating is not available in the underground galleries.

2017 France Tour Schedule


#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Champagne?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

2017 France Tour Schedule

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2017 Dates & Price

2017 – CHAMPAGNE TOUR Dates, Price 

2017 France Tour Schedule  

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Price Includes

CHAMPAGNE Tour Price Includes…

  • Full-time services of a professional Off the Beaten Path Expert Culinary, Champagne/Wine Guide who serves as guests liaison during this fully escorted Champagne Tour.
  • 3 nights, Home Based Luxury Accommodations (NO Hotel Hopping)
  • 7 Meals: 3 Gourmet Buffet Breakfasts, 2 Gourmet Lunches, 2 Gourmet Dinners
  • We have established, proprietary relationships with All Chefs, restaurants, and bistros on ALL of our tours based on both our exclusive and privileged network of contacts and French friends and our outstanding reputation throughout France. All Chefs, restaurants, and bistros selected for our tours are Michelin-star and/or have been featured/recommended by top “foodie” magazines and/or fellow Michelin-star Chefs. We dine in both gourmet restaurants and our favorite hide-a-ways cherished by the locals.
  • All Champagnes, Wines and Non-alcoholic Beverages are included at all meals
  • All fees for 4-6 Champagne House Tours followed by “Prestige” Tastings – a Prestige tasting is defined by the number of champagnes to be tasted at the conclusion of a tour – Our tours include 1 to 3 vintages each visit. And a “vintage” is the premium, top quality champagne of a producer.
  • What makes our visits exclusive? All of our tastings include tasting “vintages”. A vintage is the producer’s top champagne, noted by the year of production, because the grapes used to produce the vintage all come from 1 single harvest year, and are 100 grand cru quality – A vintage is the #1 best quality champagne made by a Champagne producer.
  • ALL Tours are at the most prestigious producers of the region
  • All fees for pastry and chocolate making class/lesson
  • Private Dinner (for our group) hosted at Pommery
  • Private “theme” lunch hosted at Veuve-Clicquot.
  • Ground transportation during the tour
  • Roundtrip transfers between Reims and our hotel on tour start and conclusion day at specified times
  • This exclusive Tour is limited to 10 guests per Tour date.
  • Comfort Zone – Designed for the interests of and to appeal to the Active Traveler and Occasional Walker. This tour requires travelers to be able to climb many steps to the cellars and back up at the conclusion of each visit several times each day.

– 2017 France Tour Schedule

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Tour Begins & Ends

Download and print our CHAMPAGNE TOUR BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)


Champagne Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends

  • Tour Begins and Ends – Reims Rail Station, Reims, France.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements and food allergies.
  • Group size – Maximum 10-14  guests per tour date.
  • Activity Information: This tour involves a considerable amount of walking and climbing up and down steps during our visits at the Champagne Houses, cellars and in between visits. This tour also requires travelers be able to stand for extended periods of times during the Champagne house tours, as seating is not available in the underground galleries.

2017 France Tour Schedule

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The Hotel

#1 RECOMMENDED BY BEST SELLING AUTHOR PJ ADAMS!!

  • Feeling very honored! — Best selling travel author and former tour guest PJ Adams, released her latest book, Intoxicating Southern France, and is promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours to her readership, as the “tours of choice” to discover France.
  • Having previously traveled on our small group tours in France, it’s a great honor to have PJ Adams promoting France Off the Beaten Path Tours as her “tours of choice” and Off the Beaten Path, LLC as her “tour company of choice” to her worldwide readership.
  • PJ Adams’ latest travel book written with France Off the Beaten Path owner Christy Destremau is now available!  Loire, Valley of the Kings has been released! Best selling author PJ Adams joins us as a guest blogger!

2017 France Tour Schedule

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Our Difference

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Champagne?

In 2016, we partnered with Trustpilot to provide our tour guests a way to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where we have no say or control over the review process or what guests write. We are the ONLY multi-day tour operator specializing exclusively in active, small group tours in France who participates in the independent tour review program. Guest satisfaction is paramount, and we are continually striving to exceed guest expectations every tour!

1. We Speak More Than the Language…We’re American Owned & Operated LIVING in France for more than 2 Decades!

Speaking French is a paramount ingredient to operating a successful tour in France. But, even more importantly, cultural understanding and the “savoir-faire” to translate the culture into something relatable to visitors is a must for guests to truly enjoy their France experience!  Off the Beaten Path (OTBP) does just that and much more in the design and delivery of its small group tours in France.

As an American married into a traditional French family, Off the Beaten Path, LLC founder Christy Destremau has had the complete France immersion experience. She has been living a very local French village life with French friends and family for more than two decades. She has raised 2 children in a small village of less than 4,000 inhabitants in the heart of the French countryside. With all of these years of French experiences under her belt and a closely knit circle of French friends across France, she’s incorporated a whole different level of cultural understanding, awareness, and experiences into the company’s small group tours to share with tour guests.

This combination or what Christy calls “the absolute must have” foundation is the required recipe to be able to offer unparalleled tours comprised of “authentic French cultural experiences”. Her own personal experiences, as a foreigner immersed into a French family and transplanted into a small village culture, combined with her Anglophone background serve as “the frosting on the cake” of the company’s uniquely designed, small group tours. Her unique perspective and immersion in the culture makes touring in France with Off the Beaten Path a truly one-of-a-kind, memorable and fun France vacation. The company often receives comments from tour guests claiming that their OTBP tour experience exceeded every expectation thanks to the unique and personalized encounters with our local French friends. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

2. Flexibility and Options: Choose Your Pace…

Off the Beaten Path small group tour itineraries have been designed to offer multiple daily options and the highest level of flexibility daily to tour guests. Travelers of all abilities and interests can participate in any Off the Beaten Path Tour thanks to the number of varying options we include in each of our small group tours in France — It’s your vacation, and schedule flexibility and freedom of choice are paramount! You decide each day how active or involved you’d like to be in our scheduled tour activities, and how you’d like your day to unfold. Guest reviews often include comments about the unprecedented level of flexibility and available options in our daily tour schedules. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

3. The Best Guides Who Live Locally…

Off the Beaten Path Tour Guides in Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, and Champagne, France live locally, and are deeply engaged in their local communities, giving them inside knowledge and access to local artisans and professionals that contribute to enriching our guests’ France tour experience. Off the Beaten Path guides hold some very influential positions in their respective communities — including being a Provence tourist office president (an elected position), a cultural director of a French city (an appointed position by the mayor), a small tourism business owner, a travel author, and a cultural and travel guide contributing author to list a few.

Off the Beaten Path guides introduce tour guests to people who are family and friends, regional customs, and places that you’d never experience on your own. They bring a wealth of local information and history to enrich the guest experience, and have been selected for their comprehensive understanding of both French and Anglophone culture. You will find that Off the Beaten Path guides are wonderful traveling companions, whose knowledge, sense of fun, and positive attitude make each tour day a wonderful experience. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

4. Signature Off the Beaten Path Food Experiences…

Because food is an important part of French culture! Our France tour guests rave about our restaurant selections. From a scenic picnic spot amidst the vineyards and lavender fields in Provence or our “formidable” Michelin-star restaurant Chefs personally engaging their talents to offer tour guests the finest gourmet specialties of each region to celebrity bistros owned and operated by our personal family friends, OTBP tour guests’ foodie experience remains an unparalleled and favorite experience on each OTBP small group tour. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

5. Personal Freedom: Indulge in Leisure Time…

We balance scheduled activities with leisure time – You decide how engaged in the group or independent to be! Leisure time is incorporated into every OTBP small group tour permitting tour guests time to explore personal interests, discover villages, and historic monuments independently of the group, or simply just shop, enjoy a local cafe, and watch the daily buzz of local French village life. You always have the possibility to opt-in or -out of any activity scheduled on a tour to pursue independent interests. It’s an appealing feature of our small group tours that guests like to know about in advance of booking their tour. — 2017 France Tour Schedule

2017 France Tour Schedule


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