Millionaire Holiday Home Swap
A new show from Paramount + about the THIRDHOME lifestyle.
Millionaire Holiday Home Swap Spotlight: Château De Vézins & Barrett MassoSeptember 22, 2022 • By Carissa Hebert
In the Paramount+ original series, Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, THIRDHOME member Barrett Masso jets off to Château De Vézins in Loire Valley, France. Join us as we uncover more about the 18th-century château and learn what he has to say about traveling with THIRDHOME.
Barrett has been a member of THIRDHOME since 2018 and has enjoyed stays across the globe, all the way from Aspen to Mexico. He shares with us a few tidbits about traveling and his membership with THIRDHOME:
What is your favorite thing about THIRDHOME?
Access to unique homes all over the world.
How has THIRDHOME changed the way you travel?
Having the ability to leverage my properties through THIRDHOME has enabled me to travel more often and enjoy nicer accommodations.
What is your favorite aspect of traveling?
Living in the moment and experiencing new cultures.
What is your top travel tip?
Embrace the unexpected.
What was your favorite part about filming Millionaire Holiday Home Swap?
Knowing the content may inspire others to travel, and sharing the experience with my loved ones.
In Episode 3 of Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, we get an inside look at Barrett’s time at Château De Vézins—but the château has more to tell:
The origin of Château De Vézins dates all the way back to the 12th century. Between 1200 and 1400, the family of Hardy de la Porte, the original Baron de Vézins, built a redstone fort that would later become the château seen in Millionaire Holiday Home Swap. However, the story is not that simple.
The family married into a high-ranking Protestant line during the Reformation in the 16th century, which eventually led to the fort’s destruction as ordered by Louis XIII. Fortunately, years later, in 1708, the family reclaimed their land and began constructing a new château, which currently forms the house’s core. Be that as it may, most of the property was destroyed during the French Revolution—although it was ultimately restored in the mid-19th century.
But the story doesn’t quite end there; Around 1929, the last Baron died, and in turn, the château lay abandoned until 2006. A year later, the Deschamps and Rozon families purchased the home and began extensive renovations for nearly a decade. In doing so, the families honored the château’s history by using genuine antique furnishings and sourcing several fabrics and paint colors to recreate period interiors while also adding modern touches, including a heated pool, Jacuzzi, gym and sauna, WiFi, and a Sonos sound system.
Today, Château De Vézins is highly adored by THIRDHOME members with over 20 reservations having taken place and near-perfect reviews.
“The property is nothing short of extraordinary. It would take a book to describe it. My 25-year-old son said it was the best trip of his life, and he has taken a lot.”– Bob M., THIRDHOME member since 2016.
“This property was absolutely spectacular! The grounds were beautiful and staying here will make you feel as if you have woken into a vision from the past.”– Robert P., THIRDHOME member since 2012.
See more of Château De Vézins by watching Millionaire Holiday Home Swap, now streaming exclusively on Paramount+ in the UK and Ireland.
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