Cute and rustic coffeshop inside the old town and rustic buildings - Provence walking tour
Couples Travel in Loire Valley
Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings
Couples Travel
Beautiful view of a church and a small town of Provence
Sunflower field in Provence by FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™
Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
Beautiful scenery of the sunset behind the lavender fields
authentic buildings, Provence walking tour with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours

France Off the Beaten Path Tours

Couples Travel




Welcoming couples from around the world to our a small group tours of France!


couples travelAre you traveling as a couple? Join other like-minded couples to experience authentic France on one of our luxurious, small-group trips for couples throughout the country. Whether your interest is wine, walking, history, culture, markets, exquisite food, or all of the above, couples travel remains a unique experience. And we’re here to make your dream vacation in France come true. For nearly 30 years, we have been catering to couples travel and trips for couples. Our stellar team of guides leads every tour with steadfast dedication to ensure a couples vacation in our beautiful country that exceeds expectations.


Whether selecting to travel with us on one of our 6-day Provence tours, Loire Valley tours, Bordeaux tours, 4-day Champagne tours, or one of our limited edition tours, we pamper you each day of your chosen tour. We open doors to meeting our French friends in their family homes, restaurants, and workshops and dining at our favorite local venues, welcomed not as patrons but as dear friends. Through our expertise and longstanding presence living in France, we create itineraries full of exclusive experiences couples love. Each tour offers the perfect blend between activities and food and wine experiences for a couples vacation in France.


couples travelWalk with us through history and beyond tourist hot spots on a cultural adventure, balancing a combination of excursions and free time to explore independently. You’ll savor the finest gourmet fare and traditional cuisine that differs from region to region. Time with our local French friends and our expertise in French history creates the perfect balance for couples travel—a journey through magical France in exclusivity available only through participating in one of our expertly designed itineraries. Read what other couples who have traveled with us say about our tours below.

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France Off the Beaten Path Tours:

Unrivaled Expertise within France and the Best Tour Guides

All Off the Beaten Path guides are multi-lingual and reside in France. 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. Some have been elected to some of the most prestigious tourism offices in France, and some have also been awarded UNESCO accolades for their cultural work in France. Most of our guides are also contributing authors to prominent guidebooks including Rick Steves Provence Guide Book, Best of France, The Intoxicating France Series, and many more. The key ingredient to a successful tour is the guide, and Off the Beaten Path guides have been recognized for their talent, knowledge, and professionalism. 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. Read what our guests say about our tours – Testimonials


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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)