Practical Information
Caux Forum & Caux Conference Centre

YOUR STAY IN CAUX: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

The Caux Conference Centre

Looking out over Lake Geneva from an altitude of 1000 metres, the Caux centre can accommodate up to 400 people. Formerly the Caux-Palace Hotel, in 1946 it became an international meeting place, thanks to the generous contributions in time, talent and money of many volunteers.

Most bedrooms have a bathroom with bathtub or shower and two beds, so participants may be asked to share rooms. Please indicate on the application form if you particularly require a single room. Bedrooms can be reached directly by phone; there is no radio or TV. The public parts of the building and a computer room are equipped with Wifi and available for a small fee.

In Caux, it can be quite chilly; you may want to bring some warm clothes.

 

How to get there

Caux is one and a half hours by car or train from Geneva and two hours from Bern. Trains to Caux run from Geneva Airport as well as from Bern every hour. For exact departure times and connections to Caux, consult www.rail.ch. Click here for a detailed map of the area.

 

Address

Rue du Panorama 2
CH-1824 Caux
Tel.: +41 (0)21 962 91 11
Fax: + 41 (0)21 962 93 55
Email

 

Conference in community

Caux conference centre swiss flag
Caux conference centre swiss flag
A special characteristic of the Caux conferences is the communal life of the assembly. Participants are invited to join small groups of between 12 and 20 people which are both interactive discussion groups and teams which participate in the practical tasks of the house, enabling everyone to learn from each other.

 

Languages

All discussions and lectures of the conferences will be translated simultaneously (English, German, French). Simultaneous translations into other languages will be provided according to the needs of the audience.

 

Meals

The teams coordinating the conferences are all aware of the likely dates for Ramadan this year. Caux has a team helping coordinate meals to accommodate the needs of our Muslim friends observing Ramadan.

 

Free time

Caux's beautiful situation above the Lake of Geneva offers an ideal environment for reflection. The conference schedule allows time for individual activities, reflection and outdoor exercise. In Summer: tennis, volley, table tennis, hiking and sightseeing. In Winter: sledging. ice skating and walking.

 

Families

Young people are vital stakeholders in the future of Caux.  We aim to build youth programmes with young people both in mind, and on the preparation team. In 2016 we are starting that process and welcome whole families to join in the conferences.  The earlier groups register and take advantage of the family discounts, the more time we will have to ensure that we can cater for their needs.