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Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours



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Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France


Provence Tour Dates - Tour Prices - Southern France

6 Day/5 Night Provence Tour  •  Max 16 Guests Each Provence Tour  •  Best Provence Tour Guides  •  3 Guided Provence Walks  •  Daily Options For BOTH Walkers & NON-Walkers  •  Provence Artisan & Cultural Tours  •  Provence Cooking Class  •  Michelin-Star Dining  •  ALL Wine Included at Meals  •  Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting & Lunch  •  1 Exceptional Hotel – No Hotel Hopping!


WINNER of LUX 2017 Tourism Awards – **BEST FRENCH TOURING COMPANY!** Read here… (opens in a new window)

In 2016, France Off the Beaten Path Tours partnered with Trustpilot to provide tour guests the opportunity to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where the company has no say or control over the review process or what guests write. France Off the Beaten Path is 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!

Trustpilot Says Guest Love Our Tours! Verified Ratings of France Off the Beaten Path Tours!

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours


2017 Provence Tours

  • Provence Tour Dates - Tour Prices - Southern FranceWinner! LUX 2017 Tourism Award – BEST French Touring Company!
  • 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 – 2017 Dates & Price, 2018 Dates & Price, Transfers & Hotel, Price Includes, What Sets Us Apart – to view complete details for each category. 

2017 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

  • 2017 Provence Tour Price – From US$3,298 – US$3,598 per person – Instead of US$3,898 per person – 6 Days/5 Nights – double/twin occupancy – when booking BEFORE May 8, 2017!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$350. Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests. A solo traveler is anyone traveling alone, and therefore requires a single occupancy room (1 person per 1 room).
  • Enhancing Your Tour Experience by Including Trip Insurance in Our Tour Prices!  Book a 2017 Tour Before May 8, 2017, and complimentary trip insurance is included in the tour price to protect your trip investment – Making your tour 100% refundable!
  • Review the PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY! (opens in a new tab)

2017 – PROVENCE TOUR DATESBook Now

  • May 16-21 – Sold Out
  • May 23-28 – Sold Out
  • May 30-June 4 – Sold Out
  • June 6-11 – Sold Out
  • June 13-18 – Sold Out
  • June 20-25 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,298 per person
  • June 25-30 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,298 per person
  • June 27-July 2 – Sold Out
  • July 4-9 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,598 per person
  • July 6-11 – Sold Out
  • July 11-16 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • July 18-23 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • July 25-30 – Sold Out
  • August 29-September 3 – Sold Out
  • September 5-10 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • September 12-17 – Sold Out
  • September 19-24 – 4 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • September 26-October 1 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,398 per person
  • October 3-8 – 4 Spaces Available – US$3,398 per person
  • October 10-15 – Sold Out

    


Provence Lavender tours2017 – LAVENDER Season In Provence — Interested in touring Provence with us when lavender is blooming? Join us for a 2017 Provence Tour during Provence’s lavender blooming season – June 13-18, June 20-25, June 25-30, June 27-July 2, July 4-9, July 6-11, July 11-16, and July 18-23.  Visit our BLOG post to read about lavender in Provence and the best time to visit Provence to see lavender in bloom (opens in a new tab).

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2018 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

  • 2018 Provence Tour Price – From US$3,198 – US$3,598 per person – Instead of US$3,998 per person – 6 Days/ 5 Nights – double/twin occupancy – when booking BEFORE June 1, 2017!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$350. Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests. A solo traveler is anyone traveling alone, and therefore requires a single occupancy room (1 person per 1 room).
  • Enhancing Your Tour Experience by Including Trip Insurance in Our Tour Prices! – Book a 2018 Tour Before June 1, 2017, and complimentary trip insurance is included in the tour price to protect your trip investment – Making your tour 100% refundable!
  • Review the PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY! (opens in a new tab)

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES 

  • April 17-22 – US$3,198 per person
  • April 24-29 – US$3,198 per person
  • May 8-13 – US$3,298 per person
  • May 15-20 – US$3,398 per person
  • May 22-27 – US$3,498 per person
  • May 29-June 3 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 5-10 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 12-17 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 19-24 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 26-July 1 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 3-8 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 10-15 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 17-22 – US$3,498 per person
  • August 28-September 2 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 4-9 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 11-16 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 18-23 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 25-30 – US$3,498 per person
  • October 2-7 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 9-14 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 16-21 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 23-28 – US$3,398 per person

    

In 2016, France Off the Beaten Path Tours partnered with Trustpilot to provide tour guests the opportunity to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where the company has no say or control over the review process or what guests write. France Off the Beaten Path is 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!


2018 – LAVENDER SEASON IN PROVENCE — Interested in touring Provence with us when lavender is blooming? Join us for a 2018 Provence Tour during Provence’s lavender blooming season – June 12-17, June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22. Visit our BLOG post to read about lavender in Provence and the best time to visit Provence to see lavender in bloom (opens in a new tab).

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

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


2017 & 2018 Provence Tour Details…

  • 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!
  • Tour Hotel – We stay 5-nights at Conde Nast recommended Hotel Gounod in historical Saint Remy-de-Provence for the entire 6-day/5-night tour. NEVER ANY HOTEL HOPPING.  ALL Hotels in France are NON-smoking.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

#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!

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

2017 & 2018 – Provence Tour Price Includes…

  • Our Provence Tours are designed to appeal to BOTH walkers and NON-walkers alike!
  • This small group, Provence Tour is led by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to several Provence Travel Guidebook series, and are published writers and photographers.  OTBP Tour guides are professional France history and Provence-specific history specialists who make learning the tidbits, gossip, anecdotes and stories of France fun and memorable throughout the tour.
  • 5 nights — NO HOTEL HOPPING! — at CONDE NAST recommended boutique Hotel Gounod in historical St. Remy de Provence, and is owned and operated by our personal friend Karine.
  • 2017 Tours — 12 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • 2018 Tours — 11 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • ALL PROVENCE REGIONAL CLASSIFIED WINES INCLUDED at group meals – Enjoy Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Rhone Valley, and more!
  • For WALKERS: Participate in 3 guided walks in Provence – (1) Chateauneuf-du-Pape Amidst the Vineyards Walk, (2) Luberon Valley Village to Village Walk, and (3) Hidden Gems of Provence Walk – (walks are optional and designed for interested guests), both long and short walking trail options available.
  • For NON-WALKERS – shuttle to/from all guided tours, visits, villages, restaurants, excursions and activities during the tour.
  • Discover the BEST outdoor craft, art and artisan markets in Provence.
  • Explore hilltop villages in the Lubéron area of Provence, discover the best of Provence in the Alpilles and Luberon, and spend the day along the Mediterranean coast in the terraced wine producing village of Cassis (ALL both for walkers and non-walkers).
  • Enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the Mediterranean coast to view historical calanques (Roman ruin fjords).
  • Tour & Taste at Artisan French Chocolate Workshop with our Award Winning Chocolatier (chocolate-maker).
  • Guided Tour and wine tasting at our friend’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate – restored 13th century wine cellar.
  • Participate in a hands-on, “Cooking at Home” class. Prepare Provence recipes with our friend, a celebrity Master Chef – afterwards enjoy a gourmet meal of the recipes prepared in class.
  • For non-cooking guests – enjoy a guided, cultural visit, then join fellow tour guests afterwards for the cooking class dinner at our Chef’s home.
  • For BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS — select from a variety of cultural options available daily.
  • Roundtrip transfers between Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station on Day 1, and Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station, and Avignon Centre station on Day 6.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • All ground transportation provided via luxury 18-seater, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
  • –COMFORT ZONE– Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — the Active and Occasional Walker, and travelers of all ability levels. If you’re not a walker at all, enjoy shuttling to all activities, excursions and meals on our comfortable 18-seater air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – Airfare and/or train fare to/from France and starting point to begin the tour, some dinners, personal purchases.

Inspiring Itineraries, Exceptional Quality, and Excellent Value!

  • In 2017, we celebrate 23 years leading small group tours exclusively in France!
  • France Off the Beaten Path is American owned and operated, and we live in France, putting us in a very unique position to be able to share the very BEST of France that can only be achieved by living and working locally.
  • We create the perfect balance between the Anglophone service expectation and French culture to ensure memorable experiences, satisfaction, and enjoyment for travelers!
  • Since our sole focus and specialty is dedicated to small group travel in France, our tours introduce travelers to exceptional “insider” experiences that far exceed expectations every time!
  • Our exclusive relationships with every one of our vendors in France, who are personal friends, make these tours truly trips of a lifetime!
  • Our tours sell out year after year thanks to our exclusive benefits, exceptional quality, and excellent value.
  • We are proud to be recommended by BEST selling travel author PJ Adams, and named travelers #1 choice for group travel for more than two decades!

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Provence?

In 2016, France Off the Beaten Path Tours partnered with Trustpilot to provide tour guests the opportunity to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where the company has no say or control over the review process or what guests write. France Off the Beaten Path is 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!

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 23 years. 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!

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

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2017 DATES & PRICE

2017 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

  • 2017 Provence Tour Price – From US$3,298 – US$3,598 per person – Instead of US$3,898 per person – 6 Days/5 Nights – double/twin occupancy – when booking BEFORE May 8, 2017!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$350. Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests. A solo traveler is anyone traveling alone, and therefore requires a single occupancy room (1 person per 1 room).
  • Enhancing Your Tour Experience by Including Trip Insurance in Our Tour Prices!  Book a 2017 Tour Before May 8, 2017, and complimentary trip insurance is included in the tour price to protect your trip investment – Making your tour 100% refundable!
  • Review the PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY! (opens in a new tab)

2017 – PROVENCE TOUR DATESBook Now

  • May 16-21 – Sold Out
  • May 23-28 – Sold Out
  • May 30-June 4 – Sold Out
  • June 6-11 – Sold Out
  • June 13-18 – Sold Out
  • June 20-25 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,298 per person
  • June 25-30 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,298 per person
  • June 27-July 2 – Sold Out
  • July 4-9 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,598 per person
  • July 6-11 – Sold Out
  • July 11-16 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • July 18-23 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • July 25-30 – Sold Out
  • August 29-September 3 – Sold Out
  • September 5-10 – 2 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • September 12-17 – Sold Out
  • September 19-24 – 4 Spaces Available – US$3,498 per person
  • September 26-October 1 – 3 Spaces Available – US$3,398 per person
  • October 3-8 – 4 Spaces Available – US$3,398 per person
  • October 10-15 – Sold Out

    


Provence Lavender tours2017 – LAVENDER Season In Provence — Interested in touring Provence with us when lavender is blooming? Join us for a 2017 Provence Tour during Provence’s lavender blooming season – June 13-18, June 20-25, June 25-30, June 27-July 2, July 4-9, July 6-11, July 11-16, and July 18-23.  Visit our BLOG post to read about lavender in Provence and the best time to visit Provence to see lavender in bloom (opens in a new tab).

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France   

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2018 DATES & PRICE

2018 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

  • 2018 Provence Tour Price – From US$3,198 – US$3,598 per person – Instead of US$3,998 per person – 6 Days/ 5 Nights – double/twin occupancy – when booking BEFORE June 1, 2017!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$350. Single supplement is applicable for solo travelers and all single occupancy room requests. A solo traveler is anyone traveling alone, and therefore requires a single occupancy room (1 person per 1 room).
  • Enhancing Your Tour Experience by Including Trip Insurance in Our Tour Prices! – Book a 2018 Tour Before June 1, 2017, and complimentary trip insurance is included in the tour price to protect your trip investment – Making your tour 100% refundable!
  • Review the PROVENCE TOUR ITINERARY! (opens in a new tab)

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES 

  • April 17-22 – US$3,198 per person
  • April 24-29 – US$3,198 per person
  • May 8-13 – US$3,298 per person
  • May 15-20 – US$3,398 per person
  • May 22-27 – US$3,498 per person
  • May 29-June 3 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 5-10 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 12-17 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 19-24 – US$3,498 per person
  • June 26-July 1 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 3-8 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 10-15 – US$3,598 per person
  • July 17-22 – US$3,498 per person
  • August 28-September 2 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 4-9 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 11-16 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 18-23 – US$3,498 per person
  • September 25-30 – US$3,498 per person
  • October 2-7 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 9-14 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 16-21 – US$3,398 per person
  • October 23-28 – US$3,398 per person

    

In 2016, France Off the Beaten Path Tours partnered with Trustpilot to provide tour guests the opportunity to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where the company has no say or control over the review process or what guests write. France Off the Beaten Path is 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!


2018 – LAVENDER SEASON IN PROVENCE — Interested in touring Provence with us when lavender is blooming? Join us for a 2018 Provence Tour during Provence’s lavender blooming season – June 12-17, June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22. Visit our BLOG post to read about lavender in Provence and the best time to visit Provence to see lavender in bloom (opens in a new tab).

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

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TRANSFERS & HOTEL

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


2017 & 2018 Provence Tour Details…

  • 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!
  • Tour Hotel – We stay 5-nights at Conde Nast recommended Hotel Gounod in historical Saint Remy-de-Provence for the entire 6-day/5-night tour. NEVER ANY HOTEL HOPPING.  ALL Hotels in France are NON-smoking.
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

#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!

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France

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PRICE INCLUDES

2017 & 2018 – Provence Tour Price Includes…

  • Our Provence Tours are designed to appeal to BOTH walkers and NON-walkers alike!
  • This small group, Provence Tour is led by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to several Provence Travel Guidebook series, and are published writers and photographers.  OTBP Tour guides are professional France history and Provence-specific history specialists who make learning the tidbits, gossip, anecdotes and stories of France fun and memorable throughout the tour.
  • 5 nights — NO HOTEL HOPPING! — at CONDE NAST recommended boutique Hotel Gounod in historical St. Remy de Provence, and is owned and operated by our personal friend Karine.
  • 2017 Tours — 12 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • 2018 Tours — 11 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners.
  • ALL PROVENCE REGIONAL CLASSIFIED WINES INCLUDED at group meals – Enjoy Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hermitage, Rhone Valley, and more!
  • For WALKERS: Participate in 3 guided walks in Provence – (1) Chateauneuf-du-Pape Amidst the Vineyards Walk, (2) Luberon Valley Village to Village Walk, and (3) Hidden Gems of Provence Walk – (walks are optional and designed for interested guests), both long and short walking trail options available.
  • For NON-WALKERS – shuttle to/from all guided tours, visits, villages, restaurants, excursions and activities during the tour.
  • Discover the BEST outdoor craft, art and artisan markets in Provence.
  • Explore hilltop villages in the Lubéron area of Provence, discover the best of Provence in the Alpilles and Luberon, and spend the day along the Mediterranean coast in the terraced wine producing village of Cassis (ALL both for walkers and non-walkers).
  • Enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the Mediterranean coast to view historical calanques (Roman ruin fjords).
  • Tour & Taste at Artisan French Chocolate Workshop with our Award Winning Chocolatier (chocolate-maker).
  • Guided Tour and wine tasting at our friend’s Chateauneuf-du-Pape estate – restored 13th century wine cellar.
  • Participate in a hands-on, “Cooking at Home” class. Prepare Provence recipes with our friend, a celebrity Master Chef – afterwards enjoy a gourmet meal of the recipes prepared in class.
  • For non-cooking guests – enjoy a guided, cultural visit, then join fellow tour guests afterwards for the cooking class dinner at our Chef’s home.
  • For BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS — select from a variety of cultural options available daily.
  • Roundtrip transfers between Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station on Day 1, and Marseille Airport, Avignon TGV station, and Avignon Centre station on Day 6.
  • Bottled water provided throughout the tour.
  • All ground transportation provided via luxury 18-seater, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
  • –COMFORT ZONE– Designed for the interests of and to appeal to BOTH WALKERS & NON-WALKERS alike — the Active and Occasional Walker, and travelers of all ability levels. If you’re not a walker at all, enjoy shuttling to all activities, excursions and meals on our comfortable 18-seater air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinters.
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE – Airfare and/or train fare to/from France and starting point to begin the tour, some dinners, personal purchases.

Inspiring Itineraries, Exceptional Quality, and Excellent Value!

  • In 2017, we celebrate 23 years leading small group tours exclusively in France!
  • France Off the Beaten Path is American owned and operated, and we live in France, putting us in a very unique position to be able to share the very BEST of France that can only be achieved by living and working locally.
  • We create the perfect balance between the Anglophone service expectation and French culture to ensure memorable experiences, satisfaction, and enjoyment for travelers!
  • Since our sole focus and specialty is dedicated to small group travel in France, our tours introduce travelers to exceptional “insider” experiences that far exceed expectations every time!
  • Our exclusive relationships with every one of our vendors in France, who are personal friends, make these tours truly trips of a lifetime!
  • Our tours sell out year after year thanks to our exclusive benefits, exceptional quality, and excellent value.
  • We are proud to be recommended by BEST selling travel author PJ Adams, and named travelers #1 choice for group travel for more than two decades!

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WHAT SETS US APART

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Provence?

In 2016, France Off the Beaten Path Tours partnered with Trustpilot to provide tour guests the opportunity to write reviews about their tour experiences in an independent medium where the company has no say or control over the review process or what guests write. France Off the Beaten Path is 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!

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 23 years. 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!

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