Cute and rustic coffeshop inside the old town and rustic buildings - Provence walking tour
Astonishing path through the old town and rustic buildings
Girl running through lavander fields, enjoying her Provence walking tour
Beautiful view of a church and a small town of Provence
Sunflower field in Provence by FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™
Bridge in Provence, Provence walking tour
Beautiful scenery of the sunset behind the lavender fields
authentic buildings, Provence walking tour with FRANCE OFF THE BEATEN PATH™ tours

France Off the Beaten Path Tours

Solo Group Tours




Welcoming solo travelers from around the world to our small group tours of France!


solo group toursAre you a solo traveler? Look no further. Our solo travel groups are for you. Travel with like-minded solo travelers to discover the heart and soul of France, enjoying unparalleled camaraderie. From our 6-Day Provence, Loire Valley, and Bordeaux tours to our 4-Day Champagne tours and multi-day limited edition tours, we have welcomed solo travelers year after year for nearly thirty years.

As a solo traveler also, I design our exclusive tour itineraries to appeal equally to solo traveler interests. Comprised of half and sometimes entirely by solo travelers, our solo travel groups create an ambiance of conviviality through our personalized and exclusive daily activities and excursions. Each of our solo group tours features active and hands-on excursions. Participate in private cooking classes, winery tours, and tastings walks through vineyards and spectacular countryside, and guided tours of historic castles, villages, towns, artisan markets, Roman ruins, and more.

solo group tours floating on the Loire RiverIndulge in gourmet fare during our group meals together, welcomed not as tourists to our favorite local restaurants and homes of friends but as friends. Our solo travel groups also include free time, which often leads to everyone wanting to hang out for an apero (french cocktail time) at the end of our day, meet up to chat over an impromptu meal together, shop together at our favorite local boutiques for those unique gifts for family and friends, and other extras we may have talked about during a day out. While you might arrive to the tour as a stranger knowing no one, you will leave the trip having forged new friendships.

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France Off the Beaten Path Tours:

Unrivaled Expertise within France and the Best Tour Guides

France Off the Beaten Path tour guidesAll Off the Beaten Path guides are multi-lingual and reside in France. 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. Some have been elected to some of the most prestigious tourism offices in France, and some have also been awarded UNESCO accolades for their cultural work in France. Most of our guides are also contributing authors to prominent guidebooks including Rick Steves Provence Guide Book, Best of France, The Intoxicating France Series, and many more. The key ingredient to a successful tour is the guide, and Off the Beaten Path guides have been recognized for their talent, knowledge, and professionalism. 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. Read what our guests say about our solo travel groups and tours in general – Testimonials


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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)