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Travel & Coronavirus: A Message To Our Guests

(Updated May 1, 2021) Whether planning future travel or getting ready to embark, COVID-19 restrictions are weighing on everyone’s mind. We understand that the uncertainty surrounding the situation is frustrating, and we want to assure guests that we are monitoring the issue carefully through the proper organizations.

As a travel company operating tours focused solely in France for 27 years, we are prepared for unexpected situations. We prioritize the security of our guests and employees, above all else. When the time is right for you to travel again, we’re here for you, and we hope you’ll find that a France Off the Beaten Path trip is the perfect way to celebrate a return to discovering this beautiful world. Today, our style of travel is more resonant than ever – walking and exploring authentic France, far from crowds, and, as our name states, “off the beaten path.”

When we all return to traveling, it will be business as usual on each of the great adventures that we’ll share. With a focus on guest comfort, we’re keeping every aspect of how we run our trips true to our travel philosophy. We have always limited our group sizes to true small groups (maximum 12-16 guests per tour) and will continue to do so. We settle into 1 exclusive hotel for the duration of each tour. Our tour hotels are owned by personal friends who understand our guests’ needs and deliver on our requests to provide memorable stays. Our trips will continue to feature our sumptuous picnics, privately hosted lunches, and dinners, and premium tables at our favorite restaurants helmed by personal friends. We’ll continue to use our spacious sprinters and vans to ensure plenty of room during our daily excursion transfers. We’ve weathered tough situations in the past, and are here to stay.

France Off the Beaten Path Tours began as a dream 27 years ago. As a woman-owned and run company, I took a leap of faith, transforming my vision of travel and philosophy to enjoy life to its fullest into sharing authentic experiences in France with travelers. Throughout the years of ups and downs, uncertainties that life can sometimes present us in travel, I’ve remained faithful to my dream in a world where only one constant, change, remains king. Along with my team of stellar guides and French friends and partners, we will continue to deliver unparalleled experiences.




  • A US$600 per person tour deposit payment secures your space(s) on any 2021 or 2022 tour.
  • Tour Deposits are fully refundable for new reservations on 2021 and 2022 tours if canceled 6+ months before the tour departure date.


  • You may transfer to another trip or place your deposit on hold for a future tour by notifying us in writing by email no later than 91 days before the tour departure date.


  • 6+ months: Tour deposit is fully refundable (applies to new 2021 and 2022 tour reservations).
  • 6 months to 31 days : Traveler forfeits the US$600 per person tour deposit except when putting funds on hold for a future tour.
  • 0-30 days : Traveler forfeits 100% of the tour monies paid except when putting funds on hold for a future tour.
  • No cancellation penalty when tour monies paid are put on hold towards a future tour.
  • No-Show or cancellations received on tour departure day: Traveler forfeits 100% of tour monies paid.

As we’ve learned over these past 16+ months, what makes sense today may not make sense tomorrow. Please understand that we reserve the right to change these policies without prior notice due to this unpredictable situation.

We wait patiently and look forward to welcoming you to France in 2021 and beyond!

Warm regards,
Christy Destremau
Owner & Founder Off the Beaten Path, LLC
France Off the Beaten Path Tours