Three gates. For security, sure. To keep desirable wildlife (stags) in and undesirable (wild boars) out, more accurate. Mostly, though, the three black gates at Les Bordes Estate serve a more psychological purpose for the members and guests lucky enough to enter them.
The gates peel back at a seemingly intentionally slow rate, as if to compel you to appreciate the distinct divide between the outside world and the 1,400-acre estate 90 minutes south of Paris you’re about to enter.