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2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours



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6 Day/5 Night Provence Tour  •  True Small Groups – Maximum 14-16 Guests Per Provence Tour •  Knowledgeable Provence Tour Guides  •  Privately Guided Van Gogh Tour at Saint Paul de Mausole  •  3 Guided Provence Walks (2 Morning Walks, 1 Afternoon Walk – Designed for Interested Guests)  •  Shop at Best Artisan & Craft Markets in Provence  •  Guided Cultural Options Daily For BOTH Walkers & NON-Walkers  •  Provence Artisan & Cultural Tours  •  Provence Cooking Class  •  Michelin-Star Dining  •  ALL Premium Wine Included at Group Meals  •  Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting & Lunch  •  1 Exceptional Premiere Boutique Hotel For Entire Tour – No Hotel Hopping!


2018 PROVENCE TOUR DATES – TOUR PRICES – SOUTHERN FRANCE Tours
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  • 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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2018 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

  • 2018 Provence Tour Price  Book a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017 to SAVE US$1,000 per person!  TOUR PRICE:  US$3,298 per person instead of US$4,298 per person – 6 Days/ 5 Nights – double/twin occupancy!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$480. 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).
  • Complimentary Trip Insurance Included in Tour Prices! – Book a 2018 Tour Before October 10, 2017, and trip insurance is included in the tour price under the terms of our promotion to cover the cost of your tour – Making your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable or transferrable!
  • Download and print our PROVENCE TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
    Download and print our PROVENCE TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES 

  • April 17-22 – SOLD OUT
  • April 24-29 – SOLD OUT
  • May 1-6 – SOLD OUT
  • May 8-13 – Almost Full
  • May 15-20 – Almost Full
  • May 22-27 – More than half full
  • May 29-June 3 – Almost full
  • June 5-10 – Half full
  • June 12-17 – More than half full
  • June 19-24 – Almost full
  • June 26-July 1 – Almost full
  • July 3-8 – SOLD OUT
  • July 10-15 – Almost full
  • July 17-22 – More than half full
  • July 24-29 – Half full
  • July 31-August 5 – Half full
  • August 28-September 2 – More than half full
  • September 4-9 – More than half full
  • September 11-16 – Half full
  • September 18-23 – Half full
  • September 25-30 – More than half full
  • October 2-7 – Half full
  • October 9-14 – Half full
  • October 16-21
  • October 23-28

       


2018 – LAVENDER SEASON IN PROVENCE — To ensure to see lavender on one of our 2018 Provence Tours, you need to book 1 of the following tour dates:  June 5-10 (First bloom of the season), June 12-17, June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29 (end of lavender). During our lavender season tours, our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender walk at the Valensole plateauVisit 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). In the 23+ Years That We’ve Been Designing & Leading Tours in Provence, Lavender Season Is Always June through July…


Trustpilot Says Guests Love Our Tours! Based on Verified Independent Tour Reviews! 

 

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France   

TOUR DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS:

  • A US$500 per person tour deposit payment is required to reserve space(s) on a tour.
  • The remaining balance is due no later than 90 days before the tour departure date.
  • If booking 90 days or less before the tour departure date, you pay the per person tour deposit to book your selected tour, and we then email you an invoice to complete your tour balance payment within 3 days following our receipt of your tour booking.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.

CANCELLATION POLICY – When Booking a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017:

  • Book a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017 and Trip Insurance to cover the cost of your tour is included in the tour price under the terms of our promotion; making your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable.
  • How does OTBP trip insurance work? OTBP trip insurance offers peace of mind flexibility – This means that under the terms of our promotion, trip insurance is included in the tour price to cover the cost of your tour making both your per person tour deposit and tour balance payment 100% refundable up to sixty days before tour departure and 100% transferrable sixty days or less before tour departure! Traveler incurs no fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY – When Booking a 2018 Tour ON or AFTER October 10, 2017:

  • 91+ days (from the first day of the trip): $500 per person. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer your US$500 per person tour deposit to another tour or put your tour deposit on hold for a future trip. This credit can be rolled over once and you incur no penalty.
  • 61-90 days: 25% of the tour price.
  • 31-60 days: 50% of the tour price.
  • 0-30 days: 100% of the tour price.

#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!

 

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

2018 Provence Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends – Hotel

  • 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!
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Provence Tour Hotel 

Walking Rating – (walks are designed for interested guests of all walking abilities/interests)

  • Activity Level:  Walkers – 80% Easy, 20% Moderate.  Non-Walkers – 100% Easy.
  • Daily Mileage of Scheduled Walks:  2 – 6 mi
  • Daily Walking Time: 1.5-2.5 hrs

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES…

  • Fully Guided sightseeing, walks, excursions, and cultural visits throughout the tour by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to Provence Travel Guidebooks, and are accomplished authors. 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.
  • 2018 – 11 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • All premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages at group meals!
  • All entry/participation fees for all activities and excursions detailed in the itinerary.
  • Roundtrip transfers on Day 1 and Day 6 of the tour :  Day 1 – Transfer provided from Marseille Airport at 1:30 pm and from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm. Day 6 – Transfer provided to Marseille Airport for 9 am arrival and to Avignon TGV rail station for noon arrival, followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre station on Day 6.
  • Bottled water provided daily.
  • All ground transportation throughout the tour.
  • –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 – International airfare to/from France, airfare/train fare to the starting point to begin the tour at Avignon TGV rail station or Marseille airport, one lunch, two dinners, personal purchases.

Authentic Provence Experiences!  Spend 6 days experiencing Provence like family friends going beyond tourist hotspots to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!


Inspiring Itineraries, Exceptional Quality, and Excellent Value!

  • In 2018, we celebrate 24 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!
  • 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?

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.

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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.

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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.

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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.

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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.

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours


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!

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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2018 Dates & Price

2018 – Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

  • 2018 Provence Tour Price  Book a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017 to SAVE US$1,000 per person!  TOUR PRICE:  US$3,298 per person instead of US$4,298 per person – 6 Days/ 5 Nights – double/twin occupancy!
  • Solo travelers and single room requests – Add single supplement of US$480. 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).
  • Complimentary Trip Insurance Included in Tour Prices! – Book a 2018 Tour Before October 10, 2017, and trip insurance is included in the tour price under the terms of our promotion to cover the cost of your tour – Making your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable or transferrable!
  • Download and print our PROVENCE TOUR DETAILED BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)
    Download and print our PROVENCE TOUR -SHORT VERSION- BROCHURE (Adobe pdf)

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR DATES 

  • April 17-22 – SOLD OUT
  • April 24-29 – SOLD OUT
  • May 1-6 – SOLD OUT
  • May 8-13 – Almost Full
  • May 15-20 – Almost Full
  • May 22-27 – More than half full
  • May 29-June 3 – Almost full
  • June 5-10 – Half full
  • June 12-17 – More than half full
  • June 19-24 – Almost full
  • June 26-July 1 – Almost full
  • July 3-8 – SOLD OUT
  • July 10-15 – Almost full
  • July 17-22 – More than half full
  • July 24-29 – Half full
  • July 31-August 5 – Half full
  • August 28-September 2 – More than half full
  • September 4-9 – More than half full
  • September 11-16 – Half full
  • September 18-23 – Half full
  • September 25-30 – More than half full
  • October 2-7 – Half full
  • October 9-14 – Half full
  • October 16-21
  • October 23-28

       


2018 – LAVENDER SEASON IN PROVENCE — To ensure to see lavender on one of our 2018 Provence Tours, you need to book 1 of the following tour dates:  June 5-10 (First bloom of the season), June 12-17, June 19-24, June 26-July 1, July 3-8, July 10-15, July 17-22, July 24-29 (end of lavender). During our lavender season tours, our morning Luberon village to village walk is replaced by our morning lavender walk at the Valensole plateauVisit 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). In the 23+ Years That We’ve Been Designing & Leading Tours in Provence, Lavender Season Is Always June through July…


Trustpilot Says Guests Love Our Tours! Based on Verified Independent Tour Reviews! 

 

Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France   

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Terms & Conditions

TOUR DEPOSIT AND PAYMENTS:

  • A US$500 per person tour deposit payment is required to reserve space(s) on a tour.
  • The remaining balance is due no later than 90 days before the tour departure date.
  • If booking 90 days or less before the tour departure date, you pay the per person tour deposit to book your selected tour, and we then email you an invoice to complete your tour balance payment within 3 days following our receipt of your tour booking.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.

CANCELLATION POLICY – When Booking a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017:

  • Book a 2018 Tour BEFORE October 10, 2017 and Trip Insurance to cover the cost of your tour is included in the tour price under the terms of our promotion; making your tour deposit and balance payment 100% refundable.
  • How does OTBP trip insurance work? OTBP trip insurance offers peace of mind flexibility – This means that under the terms of our promotion, trip insurance is included in the tour price to cover the cost of your tour making both your per person tour deposit and tour balance payment 100% refundable up to sixty days before tour departure and 100% transferrable sixty days or less before tour departure! Traveler incurs no fees.

CANCELLATION POLICY – When Booking a 2018 Tour ON or AFTER October 10, 2017:

  • 91+ days (from the first day of the trip): $500 per person. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer your US$500 per person tour deposit to another tour or put your tour deposit on hold for a future trip. This credit can be rolled over once and you incur no penalty.
  • 61-90 days: 25% of the tour price.
  • 31-60 days: 50% of the tour price.
  • 0-30 days: 100% of the tour price.

#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!

 

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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Transfers & Hotel

2018 Provence Tour Details…Tour Begins & Ends – Hotel

  • 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!
  • Dietary requests – We cater to all dietary requirements (vegan, pescatarian, vegetarian) and all food allergies.

Provence Tour Hotel 

Walking Rating – (walks are designed for interested guests of all walking abilities/interests)

  • Activity Level:  Walkers – 80% Easy, 20% Moderate.  Non-Walkers – 100% Easy.
  • Daily Mileage of Scheduled Walks:  2 – 6 mi
  • Daily Walking Time: 1.5-2.5 hrs

2018 Provence Tour Dates – Tour Prices – Southern France Tours

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Price Includes

2018 – PROVENCE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES…

  • Fully Guided sightseeing, walks, excursions, and cultural visits throughout the tour by professional Off the Beaten Path, LLC (OTBP) Company Tour Guides. OTBP Guides are UNESCO award winners, contributors to Provence Travel Guidebooks, and are accomplished authors. 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.
  • 2018 – 11 Meals Included – 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • All premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages at group meals!
  • All entry/participation fees for all activities and excursions detailed in the itinerary.
  • Roundtrip transfers on Day 1 and Day 6 of the tour :  Day 1 – Transfer provided from Marseille Airport at 1:30 pm and from Avignon TGV rail station at 4 pm. Day 6 – Transfer provided to Marseille Airport for 9 am arrival and to Avignon TGV rail station for noon arrival, followed by drop-off at Avignon Centre station on Day 6.
  • Bottled water provided daily.
  • All ground transportation throughout the tour.
  • –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 – International airfare to/from France, airfare/train fare to the starting point to begin the tour at Avignon TGV rail station or Marseille airport, one lunch, two dinners, personal purchases.

Authentic Provence Experiences!  Spend 6 days experiencing Provence like family friends going beyond tourist hotspots to meet and spend time with some of France’s best loved and highly recognized artisans, chefs, and winery owners who are our family friends, and welcome you to their workshops, kitchens, and family homes for authentic and fun French experiences unlike any other!


Inspiring Itineraries, Exceptional Quality, and Excellent Value!

  • In 2018, we celebrate 24 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!
  • 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

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Our Difference

Why Travel with France Off the Beaten Path in Provence?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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France Off the Beaten Path trip insurance offers peace of mind and flexibility – This means that both your tour deposit and tour balance payment are 100% refundable up to sixty days before tour departure and 100% transferrable sixty days or less before tour departure! So you can book with confidence and ease.