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On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley
On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley - FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours

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2023 Loire Valley Tour Dates


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Maximum group size per tour date = 10 guests.



Loire Valley Tour Price


  • 2024 Loire Valley Tour Price US$5,298 per person 6 Days/ 5 Nights based on double/twin occupancy.
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$780. Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • Dietary Requests & Food Allergies — We accommodate ALL dietary requests (including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc) and ALL food allergies (gluten, shellfish, etc) while ensuring an amazing foodie experience for all tour guests with restrictions and/or allergies.
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Press & Accolades

Happy people on a cookin Loire Valley cooking class. Tasting a lot of different cheeses. Page - 2023 Loire Valley Tour dates

  • Featured in Frommer’s France Guide
  • 2019 Winner! LUX Tourism Awards “French Tour Operator of the Year!”
  • 2018 Winner! LUX Tourism Awards “BEST Boutique French Tour Operator!”
  • 2017 Winner! LUX Tourism Awards “BEST French Touring Company!”
  • Featured in and Contributor to Best Selling Author PJ Adams Travel Series Book – Intoxicating Greater Paris; Loire, Valley of the Kings!
  • Featured “Best Active, Cultural Loire Valley Tour” by Travel & Leisure
  • Featured on Conde Nast Traveler’s “Editor’s Pick List
  • Featured in USA Today Travel Tips



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What Makes France Off the Beaten Path Loire Valley Tours Memorable?


Christy and her tour quest posing in front of the beautiful castle in Loire Valley! Page - 2023 Loire Valley Tour datesWe live and have a branch office in the Loire Valley. We are also one of the most active tour companies operating in the Loire Valley. We’ve been welcoming guests and sharing our passion and love of this enriching historical region we call home for nearly three decades.

In 2024, we celebrate 30 years specializing in small group, active, cultural travel in France. Our relationships run deep locally. With the help and warm hospitality of our local friends and partners, you enjoy personalized experiences and excursions available only to us. We pride ourselves on being able to share authentic French culture and traditions on every tour. We’re living and sharing our passion, and look forward to meeting many new and returning travelers each season.


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A WORD FROM Our Guests:

Exceeded Our Expectations!

“This trip to the Loire Valley exceeded our expectations! Christy planned unique and interesting excursions and activities that highlighted the beauty of the area and provided in-depth background knowledge about the various chateaux we visited. The cooking classes with renowned chefs, held in their restaurants and homes, were never-to-be forgotten experiences, and the visit to the winery was a highlight. The hotel was delightful and charming, and staying in one location for the entire time was a treat. Every meal or cocktail hour was planned to highlight the delicious specialties of the region. Christy is extremely knowledgeable about the various places we visited and imparted that knowledge in an interesting and entertaining manner. She and Remi took great care to ensure that we were always comfortable and well-looked after. We could not have asked for a better trip!” — Ron Rose & Sharon Matsumoto (Have done Provence tour and Loire Valley tour)

This was my third trip in the same number of years

“This was my third trip in the same number of years with Christy and Off the Beaten Path. While on her trips you can tell how much effort there is on the off season to make every single week perfect. From the pick up at the train station to the teary goodbye at the airport, everything is perfectly planned and executed. The hotel in St. Remy is magical, and the tour guides Philippe and David are exceptional. If you are considering a trip with OTBP, go for it and come home with new friends, a love of Provence and a longing to return as soon as you can!” — Beth Bower (Has done Provence tour twice and Loire Valley tour)

The Best Tour Company!

“I have done two tours – Provence and Loire Valley – and I am already looking forward to booking another. The tours are all perfectly curated and Christy is a wealth of knowledge. She is so kind and takes all of your needs and wants into consideration. I cannot recommend Off the Beaten Path enough!” — Madison Carl (Has done Provence and Loire Valley tours)

“We did the Provence tour. 8/2019. I had taken the tour 2017 & this time my husband came with me. It was just as fabulous this time as it was in 2017. Restaurants, picnic, sights, wine, all of it just delightful, but the frosting on the cake is a the knowledge, insight, humor, & attention to detail from David & Philippe. To us, they make a great trip soooo much fun. (also, 3 of our neighbors joined us this tour). Don’t hesitate, take this tour & enjoy!!!!!” — Jim & Carol Dean (Carol has done Provence tour twice)

Returning to Provence with France Off the Beaten Path

“I wanted to return to Provence as soon as it was open. I had toured with Christy in Loire Valley in 2019 and knew I wanted to travel with her again. For the second time, everything was well organized, personal and definitely off the beaten path. Christy and Phillippe have a wealth of knowledge and are eager to share. The hotel was perfectly located in St Remy, the tours to the lavender and sunflower fields are my favorite memory. The lunches and dinners were like visiting friends. The boat tour in Cassis was another highlight. Even though I had visited Provence, this trip with France Off the Beaten Path brought a new appreciation for the area.” — Susan Gage (Has done Loire Valley tour, Provence tour, Champagne tour)

“We had an excellent tour with Christie and her crew in the Loire valley. We did things that only a true insider would have access to-dinner at a Michelin chefs house, helping/learning to cook at a highly rated restaurant in their kitchen. This was in addition to seeing the sights and touring the castles. A truly unique experience that is off the beaten path. We will use her again when going back to France.” — Karen Berner (Has done Loire Valley tour)