05 July 2020

The Caux Palace opens its doors for a full day during the Caux Forum. Take this opportunity to discover its beautiful setting and learn more about its amazing history. Multiple activities such as guided tours, a scavenger hunt, piano and stories of life, soap bubbles and a silent room will be offered.


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Discover the Caux Palace!

The Caux Conference and Seminar Centre, which can be rented for your meetings and events, opens its doors for a full day during the Caux Forum. Discover the buildings’ beautiful setting and learn more about their amazing history and current use.


Provisional Programme

10:00-12:00 Guided tours (Reception, in French, English and German)

Let passionate narrators guide you through the stunning Caux Conference and Seminar Centre and its unusual history! You will learn about the luxury hotel’s construction, about the businessmen, refugees and rebels who stayed in this building, and discover the Maharaja room. If you have never been to Caux, this is a must-do!


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12:15-13:15 Lunch (Dining Room)

Share a meal with people from all over the world and learn from their experience (20 CHF for adults, 10 CHF for children).


13:30-16:00 Scavenger Hunt (Main Hall, in English and French)

Team up with young participants of the Caux Peace and Leadership and the Caux Scholars Programmes to discover the the Caux Palace and its surroundings in a fun and original way by following the clues and solving the puzzles. The fastest team will win a prize. Please note that this activity is not accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.


Official Opening 2019 terrace


16:00-16:45 Tea (Belle Epoque)


16:45-18:30 Piano and Stories of Life (Belle Epoque and Main Hall, in French with English and German interpretation, only for adults)

Listen to beautiful piano music and three stories of creative transformation in front of the Bay Window with view on the mountains and the lake, and experience a deep sense of connection. Limited to 60 participants.


18:30-19:15 Standing Connecting Dinner (Belle Epoque)


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Soap Bubbles (Terrace, all day)

In today’s fast-paced environment, Caux offers the opportunity to slow down, to experience silence, and to reflect on what truly matters. Take advantage of the meditative movements and ephemeral beauty of creating big soap bubbles to let go of your thoughts, enjoy the moment, open your mind to unexpected thoughts, and have fun!


Silent Room (Mohamed Sahnoun Room, all day)

Initiatives of Change Switzerland, which is a religiously neutral organization, encourages people to search for inner wisdom and to listen to what is deepest in their hearts. This may be connected to their faith, if they have one, but does not have to be. Take a moment to stop and to enjoy stunning view of Lake Geneva and the surrounding mountains in silence.


Please note that this programme is subject to change.


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Practical Information

How to get there

The Caux Conference and Seminar Center can be reached with the historical cable car train which is an exciting experience in itself and which runs from Montreux every hour (departure at .17 and arrival at .39). Alternatively, you can take the steep road up to Caux and use one of the public parkings.


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Food and Beverages

Throughout the day you will have access to refreshments in the reception area.

If you would like a hot lunch and/or dinner (per meal: 20 CHF for adults, 10 CHF for children aged 6-15, free for children until age 5), please register OR If you did not register for a hot lunch but would like to take one, you can check at the cash desk if there are still hot lunches available. Please register by email.

Between 16:00 - 16:45, free afternoon tea will be served at Belle Epoque.



Many places and activities are accessible for families and for people in wheelchairs.


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