Woman in the grape fields holding wine glass, and enjoing her FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tour
Old rustic door and walls with lavender pot in front
Lavender on the wooden chair
Amazing scenery only with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
Astonishing lavender fields
authentic buildings, Provence walking tour with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
Sunflower field in Provence by FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™
Beautiful view of a church and a small town of Provence
Girl running through lavander fields, enjoying her Provence walking tour
On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley - FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
On of the enchanting castles in Loire Valley
Bordeaux old town with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours
Wine corks in the pot
Red vine, glass and three bottles

Private Events in France

Dreaming of a Special Event in France?

Custom Tailored Special Events & Occasions




Dreaming of a special event in France?  A France destination wedding? An exceptional setting with that “wow” factor to mark a milestone life moment, marriage proposal or family reunion?  


Meet Our Private Events Coordinator


As Founder and active President of France Off the Beaten Path Tours, I hand-picked Summer to lead as head curator of our private event planning services. An accomplished event planner, Summer designs unique events, working with our extensive network of partners and suppliers throughout France to ensure your event is magical and extraordinary. She works closely with you to bring your dream to life and handles all logistics, so you relax and enjoy your event. Services include event organization, booking of all local suppliers, our picks for the best event venues, exceptional chefs and caterers, entertainment, pre and post-event organization, Summer’s presence throughout the event as your on-site planner, sightseeing tours, pre & post-event stays. Summer will work tirelessly to ensure your event surpasses your expectations! 

Originally from Los Angeles, California, Summer settled in France over 20 years ago. She has dual French-American nationality and is a lifelong francophile. She worked at the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles and at “Atout France,” and made the leap across the Atlantic to France in 2000 to work as a Tourism Marketing Director before joining France Off the Beaten Path Tours. Summer also founded a local organization connecting English-speaking ex-pats with French locals in her home village in the French countryside. She organizes monthly and private events and retreats year-round. Summer’s passion for connecting people, sharing her love of France and the French culture, and making people’s dreams come true for their special event in France runs deep. For our guests traveling on one of our regularly scheduled tours, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and get to know Summer on either our Provence or Loire Valley tours.



  • Weddings at breathtaking venues: chateaux, wineries, private homes
  • Marriage proposals
  • Reunions: Family, friends, alumni, associations, clubs
  • Milestone birthday & remarkable celebrations
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Seminars, workshops, speaker series
  • Themed Retreats: Art & Painting, Acting & Film, Yoga, Dance, Writing…


Email us at or call or send a message via WhatsApp to 1.717.683.2827 with your inquiries.




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)