Thursdays Doors: A Connoisseur Chateau

Connoisseur, is a French traditional word meaning: a person with a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts. They are an appreciator of cuisines, fine wine and have expert judgement in matters of taste. Yes, that is all true about the Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour, held once a year, over Mother’s Day weekend. I got an email this week to remind me to buy the tickets. Due to Covid, the last one that I was able to attend was 2019. But, looking through my photos of the two days I spent walking through nine distinct gardens, I decided the Grand Connoisseur Garden of them all for me, was this French Chateau in the Woods of Atlanta………Rarely, do I do a post with just one venue for the doors, but today is different!

Let’s go looking for the doors! Just open the French Blue gates and walk right in! This is the long, winding driveway through the landscaped woods to the chateau!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

We’re getting there! I see the Chateau!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

Hmmmm, not as impressive as I thought maybe………let’s go around to the back……….

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

Oh, they have much more to see here! There is another French Blue door! I like them because the doors are glass ………who wouldn’t love the view of the Herb Garden? And, a place to have tea?

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

Here is the fancy, brick-covered-in-ivy, garden door……..leading to another private sanctuary……..

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

With a Garden Green door on the inside of it! Just sit here a spell and rest!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

The Garden Green Door up close ………..

Garden Green Door

There were several terraces off the back of the chateau……….these doors lead to a kitchen…………

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

And, these French Blue doors lead to another kitchen……I had to take a peek!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

The second terrace lead to another outdoor terrace. Terrace # 3, lead to a stone doorway and a covered terrace for eating outside! Terrace # 4!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

Further out, in the manicured garden, was another dining area with more open flowing doors. There were also doors that lead inside to another kitchen! This was the outside Entertainment Room! Terrace # 5

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour
The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

Further out, in the garden was this…….a round, stone structure with an attached glass green house! The green house served as the opening to the stone space! I had the feeling the round stone structure is where the wines were kept. You know, in the vineyard so to speak. It had that feel………

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

It was all vinery, until you went to the opposite side! I went all around it, trying to find another door……..but it is the pool side………..with more outdoor living space!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

But, these were the only doors I could find! It was another outdoor dining area and a place just to hang out! I guess one needs another terrace, in case the others are overflowing!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

One last door on my way to the front……….must be the servant entrance!

The French Chateau Garden, Atlanta Connoisseur Garden Tour

I hope you have enjoyed the Connoisseur Chateau Doors for today! If you would like to see the actual gardens and more from this Chateau or any of the other nine gardens on the Tour in 2019, just look in the tag section and select Atlanta! They were all very distinct and fabulous! I can’t wait to go this year!

See you next week in another spot! Cady

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Fabulous house, doors, garden and tour

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  2. restlessjo says:

    There’s one particular terrace with 4 doors that I particularly loved, but I think you could set me down anywhere there and I’d be happy.

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    1. I could live here as well! A bit over my budget and cleaning skills though!! Cady

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      1. Jo, I know you will be thrilled, but I have MY LAST Walk in Oslo ready to post on Monday! Ha ha! I post them at 008 after midnight and that is the earliest I can post! Hopefully it will make one of your walks! Cady

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      2. restlessjo says:

        No walk planned for next Monday as I’m trying to keep them fortnightly but it will be in good time for the following week, Cady. Have a lovely weekend! 🤗💟💟

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  3. Sue says:

    Looks a most interesting place

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    What a wonderful tour of a grand building. There are so many doors – not to mention gates – here, but I like the green garden door the best. It’s unexpected, and handsome.

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    1. It was my favorite door too and I also liked the hardware! Cady

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  5. Emille says:

    Beautiful and refined – a great tour. Love the garden too. Ah, I just see it looks like I copied Dan’s comment, but I didn’t!:)

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      1. Emille says:

        Am glad you take things in stride, lol.

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  6. Just park me in (or near) the little enclosed parterre with the green door left open, and I’ll while away the hours, quite content.

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    1. Yes that is where you would find me too! Or the vineyard, they had a small vineyard of grapes too!

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  7. Timothy says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to drink wine and eat cheese. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. dennyho says:

    The hidden garden with the green door is the best!!!! Secret Tea Garden…

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  9. dweezer19 says:

    We visited there when we lived in Atlanta but only did the garden. So beautiful.

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    1. I love all the gardens in Atlanta!

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  10. slfinnell says:

    Yep, I’d have to convert the round building to my sewing shed 🙂 Lovely visit! Glad you shared 🙂

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    1. I wasn’t quite sure what to call that building! Cady

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  11. Beautiful photos. I really like the gardens and the light green door!

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