The current owner, Loïc de Roquefeuil, has possessed the building since 1988- exactly one hundred years since the first members of his family acquired the property. However, due to a family dispute, the castle almost fell out of his family’s hands.
“I remember spending my summers here with my grandparents and cousins. I could not let the family building go! So when my mother, aunt and uncle could not reach an agreement, I decided to buy it myself. My mother gave me her third and I had to sell my wine bars in Paris to pay for another third. In order to buy the final third, friends decided to back me up. I have been paying them back with wine and summer holidays until my debt has been cleared- this very year!”