Les Hauts de Loire view

Gardens of France: A Private View with Charlotte Moss

Curated and co-hosted by acclaimed designer Charlotte Moss, this exclusive trip to France will celebrate the history, design and beauty of some of the most exquisite gardens in and around Paris, as well as regions north and south. Accompanied by co-host and master rosarian Stephen Scanniello, as well as local historians and horticulturalists, guests will explore storied grounds and châteaux, admire spectacular works of art and architecture, dine at top restaurants and local bistrots and relax at two beautiful hotels—all while soaking in the splendor of the French countryside.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization and disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as contactless as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Charlotte Moss and Stephen Scanniello to give you unmatched access to the French countryside. Highlights of this itinerary include the opportunity to:

  • Join designer Charlotte Moss and rosarian Stephen Scanniello for exclusive, private tours of historic gardens and estates in the Versailles and Loire Valley regions, including: Marie Antoinette’s Queen’s Hamlet, Château de Groussay, Château Malmaison, Château du Chaumont, the Parc Bois de Boulogne and more.
  • Experience special visits to the annual exhibitions of the Chantilly Flower Show and the Château du Chaumont International Garden Festival, where you will see one-of-a-kind blooms and up-and-coming design trends.
  • Meet with horticulturalists and design insiders who are the best in their fields in France and connect with fellow garden lovers over cocktails and group meals at the region’s best restaurants.
  • Soak in the beauty, elegance and joie de vivre of the French countryside while staying at two gorgeous estate hotels: the Trianon Palace Versailles and Les Hauts de Loire.
  • Add on a bespoke post-trip extension designed by Indagare’s expert team to Paris, Bordeaux, Provence or beyond.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

Contact our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com to inquire about recreating a version of this trip for your small group or private experience, over dates of your choosing.

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  • When
    Coming Soon
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Romantics , Ultimate Indulgers

This Journey's Host


During her esteemed career as one of America’s leading designers, Charlotte Moss has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Housing Works’ Groundbreaker’s Award, The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award, and being named to the Elle Décor Grand Master List of Top Designers.


Pre-eminent rosarian, author, lecturer, and gardener Stephen Scanniello is presently the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Curator for the New York Botanical Garden and rosarian for Elizabeth Park, the nation’s oldest public rose garden, located in West Hartford, CT. He also currently serves as a judge for the Bagatelle Rose Trials in Paris and is president of the Heritage Rose Foundation.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    Coming Soon
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 18 travelers
  • Host
    Charlotte Moss and Stephen Scanniello
  • From
    To be announced


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals and activities indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary 
  • Group airport and city transfers throughout the itinerary, as indicated
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your expert hosts and our partners on the ground


  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Additional meals and alcoholic beverages; additional activities and transfers (not indicated in the itinerary)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

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