The interior of the Château has been faithfully restored by the present owners to match the historic 19th century architecture. The décor is by a renowned Dutch interior designer Joris van Grinsven; after his worldwide voyages on his sailing yacht for seven years, he had, together with his children, the idea of settling down and working all together in a pleasant environment. And off he went with his wife to look for his new dream. During one of their trips to the French wine region of Bergerac, they encountered Les Merles whose premises perfectly suited the whole idea …a golf course, a hotel and enough land and premises to develop what today is Château Les Merles. It is under the name of ‘Seigneurs de Clérans’ that Joris van Grinsven works with his team on projects designing and/or decorating private homes, hotels, restaurants and businesses throughout Europe. For furnishings and accessories he works exclusively with the ‘Pigeon d’Or’ collection.