Until 1930, the French count de la Vaulx lived in the castle. As a hot air balloon pilot, aircraft builder and inventor of the Zodiac boats, he was undoubtedly an extremely fascinating person.
He undertook one project after another and built various inventions, including different air balloons and airplanes. In 1900 Count de la Vaulx even reached a distance record balloon flying, he flew no less than 1200 miles far. On April 18, 1930, Henry de la Vaulx died during a Trans-Atlantic flight between Albania and New York. After his death, a plane was named after him. In addition, a Henry de la Vaulx medal is awarded by the International Aviation Federation (FAI) every year.
After Henry's death, the castle stood empty for 60 years. During that period, it was completely plundered by Canadians, leaving nothing left of the castle but the outer walls. The current owners restored the castle with reconditioned authentic materials.