CnP: This is huge! But normally when such a tourist attraction - like your chateau - turns up, the local economy grows – how do you get along with local community?
MR: Very well, the mayor is a member of our volunteers' team, and local shop and restaurants are very happy to get visitors which increase their economic life.
CnP: Do you employ people from the neighborhood?
MR: During summer time, yes. But otherwise I manage it with my wife and volunteers. Hopefully I will still have my own job to contribute to the challenge, as 30,000 visitors cannot provide enough finances to keep the chateau afloat. And last year, we have a loss of 80,000 euros because only 20,000 people visited us due to COVID.