Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings
Cute and rustic coffeshop inside the old town and rustic buildings - Provence walking tour

Provence Tour Hotel

Hotel Gounod

NO HOTEL HOPPING – 1 Beautiful Premiere Boutique Hotel




Provence Tour roomsHotel Gounod, owned by friend Karine, is the hotel of choice for our Best Adventures in Provence Tours!


Recommended by Conde Nast “BEST hotels in Provence”

There is NO HOTEL HOPPING on any France Off the Beaten Path Tour!  ALL Tours are home-based.

You stay at 1 Charming Provence Boutique Hotel for the entire tour!

All photos of Hotel Gounod on our website were taken, and are compliments of France Off the Beaten Path owner, Christy Destremau. Some of these same photos are also featured on Hotel Gounod’s official hotel website. Hotel offers FREE Wifi.

Our Provence Tour Hotel, Hotel Gounod has a perfect and quaint location in the heart of historic St. Remy de Provence town.  –Scroll down for our photo gallery–.  Our Best Adventures in Provence Tour guests are pampered by all the upgrades and amenities offered at Hotel Gounod!! And the hotel’s central location is also a favorite with our Provence Tour guests!


This is “The” place to stay in St. Remy, and we are excited to share this paradise with our guests!!


The Gounod has hosted artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Frédéric Mistral, as well as composer Charles Gounod himself in 1863 who composed the famous opera “Mireille” during his stay here. Having hosted such distinguished celebrities, the hotel serves as the perfect backdrop for our Best Adventures in Provence® Walking and Foodie Tour. Step out the front door of the hotel to find yourself immediately in the town’s historical pedestrian streets.  Some of the area’s most prized art studios and galleries, artisan shops, cafes, and much more are just steps away. Pop into a local café to people-watch while sipping a glass of local wine, or while enjoying a buttery French pastry.

For some quiet and relaxation time, the hotel now offers bar service so guests can enjoy tea or a glass of wine or another beverage of choice in the bar lounge or on the new travertine tiled terrace of the interior courtyard gardens. Enjoy a swim in the beautiful and completely renovated swimming pool. The hotel also features a spa and offers a menu of spa services. Hotel management is always present, happy to help guests, and answer any questions.


About our Provence Tour Hotel Rooms

The hotel’s spacious, and newly renovated guest rooms are uniquely furnished with luxury linens and toiletry products. Because the hotel has been completely renovated, styled to reflect the history and culture of the Provence region, and is also a historical building, no two rooms are alike in size, decoration or furnishings. ALL rooms feature air-conditioning and are equipped with European king and queen size beds (or two single beds on request), and private en-suite bathrooms. Rooms also feature a hairdryer, flat screen television, individual safe, telephone, and FREE WIFI. Like many countryside hotels, Hotel Gounod is not equipped with an elevator.  You can also view our Facebook Photo Album of the hotel’s chic new look by click here. — Provence Tour Hotel


Daily Breakfast

Enjoy a traditional French breakfast each morning during our Provence Tours before we head out for a day of fun excursions. Breakfast on our Provence Tours features all of the traditional French goodies, including a combination of the following — croissants, pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants), pain au raisins (raisin croissants), fresh baguette breads, an assortiment of breakfast breads, fresh fruit salad, fresh local artisan cheese, yoghurt, a variety of cereals to choose from, fresh fruit juice, and hot beverages such as coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Please note that on some occasions some items may not be available. Provence Tour Hotel

Gourmet Dining at its Finest — While staying at Hotel Gounod during our Best Adventures in Provence Tour, guests enjoy a mix of gourmet dining experiences reflective of Provence — meals include a selection of our favorite Michelin-starred restaurants where our family friends are the Chefs, a celebrity bistrot, a traditional French tasting picnic, and a cooking class dinner with our celebrity chef, a personal friend.


Provence Tour Hotel Photo Gallery







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)