France Off the Beaten Path Tours
Lavender in the basket
Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour

Luxury France Tours

Discover the Elegance of Provence, Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Normandy





Provence tour guests riding in our luxury Mercedes Sprinter during the tour.

Why Book with Us: Experience the magic of Provence. Wander through lavender fields, explore ancient villages, and savor world-renowned cuisine. Enjoy private vineyard visits and gourmet dining with top chefs who are personal friends. Stay in one charming, luxurious hotel that provide an unforgettable experience.


  • Private vineyard tours and wine tastings
  • Privately hosted gourmet meals with local chefs
  • Cultural excursions to historic sites (Van Gogh, Roman ruins and more)


  • Personalized, exclusive experiences
  • Luxurious boutique accommodations
  • Immersive cultural and foodie adventures


Loire Valley

Cooking class and dinner at home with friends who are master chefs.

Why Book with Us: Explore the majestic Loire Valley, home to stunning châteaux, breathtaking landscapes, and sizzling stories of royal love and obsession. Our tours offer exclusive visits, intimate wine tastings, delightful countryside adventures, and an entertaining walk through French history. Stay in one luxurious boutique hotel, sleep like royalty in elegance throughout your journey.


  • Private tours of famous châteaux
  • Wine tastings at exclusive vineyards owned by friends
  • Cooking classes and cheese discovery


  • Luxurious boutique hotels
  • Intimate, personalized experiences
  • Rich historical and cultural explorations


Bordeaux tour guests enjoying a gourmet lunch during the tour

Why Book with Us: Delight in Bordeaux, the epicenter of French wine culture. Our luxury tours provide exclusive access to prestigious wineries, gourmet food pairings, and personalized vineyard tours combined with exploring the history and culture of the region in Arcachon and Saint Emilion. Stay in elegant accommodations in the center of this UNESCO World Heritage city.


  • Exclusive winery access and wine tastings
  • Gourmet food pairings and culinary experiences
  • City tour, village walks, and cultural discovery


  • Prestigious wineries and gourmet cuisine
  • Elegant and luxurious accommodations
  • Immersive cultural experiences


Champagne Tour guests during a Champagne house visit

Why Book with Us: Celebrate in Champagne, home of the finest sparkling wines. Our tours offer exclusive visits to the oldest and most renowned Champagne houses featuring private tastings and gourmet experiences amidst stunning vineyards. Experience the art of Champagne making with behind-the-scenes tours and stay in one historic, centrally located hotel.


  • Private tastings at renowned Champagne houses
  • Gourmet dining in stunning vineyard settings
  • Behind-the-scenes Champagne making tours


  • Exclusive, private experiences
  • High-end hotel accommodations
  • Immersive, luxury dining


going on a ride through the countryside in Flo's original WWII jeep

Why Book with Us: Discover the historic charm of Normandy with our luxury tours. Visit iconic sites like Giverny, Mont Saint-Michel, and the D-Day beaches. Enjoy private guided tours with our WWII historian, gourmet dining, and a stay in one elegant hotel. Experience the rich history and culinary heritage of this beautiful region.


  • Guided tours of historic sites
  • Gourmet dining experiences
  • Visits to Giverny, Mont Saint-Michel and coastal towns


  • Exclusive access to historic sites
  • Luxurious, comfortable accommodations
  • Rich culinary and cultural heritage


Why Choose Our Luxury France Tours?

  • Personalized Experiences: Tailored tours that cater to your interests and preferences.
  • Luxury Accommodations: Stay in handpicked, high-end hotels that provide comfort and elegance.
  • Expert Guides: Knowledgeable guides who offer deep insights into the local culture, traditions, and history.
  • Exclusive Access: Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and private tastings that are not available to the general public.
  • Unforgettable Memories: Create lasting memories with unique and immersive experiences in some of France’s most beautiful regions.

Embark on a journey of luxury and discovery with our meticulously crafted tours. Book here your next unforgettable adventure in France.

Read What Our Guests Say About Our Tours




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)