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France Off the Beaten Path Tours
Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings


France Off the Beaten Path Tours




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  • Tour deposit: A US$1,000 per person tour deposit is required at time of booking a tour to confirm space(s) on any 2024/2025 tour.
  • Once your tour is booked, the tour price is guaranteed for the year of tour participation.
  • Once we receive your tour booking, we will email you an invoice for the remaining balance.
  • FRANCE tours: The remaining balance is due no later than 60 days before the tour departure date.
  • EGYPT Tours: The remaining balance is due no later than 120 days before the tour departure date.
  • Payment is in US Dollars by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or bank transfer.
  • When you complete our online tour booking form and click the “Book My Tour” button, your credit card is debited in real-time, and you receive an immediate booking confirmation email and tour deposit payment receipt.
  • Payment Plans Available! Secure your tour now before it’s sold out with just a small deposit and installments until your balance is paid in full! Payment plan option is available for tours booked at least 6 months before tour departure date.
  • Tour bookings are only accepted by completing our secure online reservation form .
  • If you prefer to book your tour space(s) via your Travel Agent, please have your agent contact us by email at for details on how to book.

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How to Book A Tour – Tour Deposit & Payments:


  • A US$1,000 per person non-refundable, 100% transferrable tour deposit payment secures space(s) on any 2024 FRANCE tour.
  • A US$1,000 per person non-refundable tour deposit payment secures space(s) on any 2024 or 2025 EGYPT tour.
  • FRANCE Tours: Balance payment is due no later than 60 days before tour departure.
  • EGYPT Tours: Balance payment is due no later than 120 days before tour departure.
  • Once your tour is booked, the tour price is guaranteed for the year of tour participation.



  • 61+ days: US$1,000 per person non-refundable deposit is 100% transferrable. Tour deposit is placed on hold as a travel credit for future use**.
  • 60 – 31 days: 50% Refund of tour cost.
  • 0-30 days: 0% Refund of tour cost / 100% cancellation fee.
  • No-Show or cancellations received on tour departure day: 0% Refund of tour cost / 100% cancellation fee.

**Travel credit is valid for 2 years. Travel must be completed within 2 years of the date of issue.



  • 121+ days: US$1,000 per person cancellation fee, tour deposit is non-refundable.
  • 120 – 31 days: 50% Refund of tour cost.
  • 0-30 days: 0% Refund of tour cost / 100% cancellation fee.
  • No-Show or cancellations received on tour departure day: 0% Refund of tour cost / 100% cancellation fee.
CANCELLATION POLICY applicable to travel credit:
  • Travel credit is non-refundable and non-transferrable once applied to new tour selection.
  • Travel credit is only valid for use by named traveler(s).
  • No-Show or cancellations by traveler: Traveler forfeits 100% of travel credit.



Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended, but not required to participate in a Tour. No exceptions can be made to our Terms and Conditions/Cancellation policies. Trip cancellation/interruption insurance will protect you should you need to cancel for “any reason or fear of travel” or reasons such as illness, unemployment, death, and provides Guest refunds for air, train, hotel, and tour. Insurance for baggage, health/accident is also available through most major travel insurance providers. OFF THE BEATEN PATH, LLC is not responsible for additional expenses that may occur, as a result of any traveler not purchasing travel insurance.


More than just a tour, France Off the Beaten Path transforms the entire guest experience into a personalized and exclusive “unparalleled” active, cultural affair that far exceeds guest expectations every time! We connect guests with our lifelong, local French friends who rank among France’s top-rated chefs, specialty artisans, artists, wine producers, hotel & castle owners, and entertainers!




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)