Mr. and Mrs. Giraudel decided to withdraw from the trading business they had in Bergerac and to leave it to their children. After a couple of weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Giraudel had the idea of transforming their house, usually full of friends, and made it available to tourists wanting to discover Périgord. The spirit of a traditional family home had to be respected. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Giraudel called on one of her sons to help her. While respecting “the specifications” explained above, the son helped Madame Giraudel as she didn’t wish to continue, the business was finally sold to the youngest son, Bernard Giraudel.
When he was 55 year old, as he used to say : he retired from “business” to settle as “happiness seller”. Then business increased very quickly. The hotel expanded to 25 rooms, two dining rooms, two conference rooms, one of which is 120m², three new gardens, one with a swimming pool. All transformations were created by professionals
The decor was done by Jean Dive from the “Maison et Jardin” Gallery. After his death, Bernard Giraudel unhesitatingly chose those he calls “his spiritual sons”: Roland le Bévillon, and Maurice Savinel. For the gardens, Laure Quoniam, who graduated from Harvard in garden architecture, will be entrusted with the projects.