Some highlights

1892:
July, the opening of the railway to the Rochers-de-Naye.

1899:
11th February: the founding of the “Société Immobilière de Caux S.A,” with a capital of 2.5 million Swiss francs.

1900:
Spring, work starts on the new Caux-Palace

1902:
7th July: the official opening ceremony of the Caux-Palace, which becomes a world-famous resort almost instantly.

1914:
With the First World War, the hotel closes for five years.

1927:
A two-year renovation programme of the bedrooms and bathrooms is undertaken.

1929:
The value of the 200 franc shares drops to 40.- and become second-rank stock. Fresh capital of 3.4 million francs in 400 franc shares is raised.

1937:
A take-over of the hotel company falls through.

1939:
With the outbreak of the Second World War, the hotel closes again.

1942:
The Swiss government requisitions the building to house civilian refugees and then military internees.

1944:
From May to October, the building houses Italian refugees.

1945:
From October 1944 to July 1945, Jewish refugees are housed in Caux.

1945:
25th May: Robert Hahnloser and Philippe Mottu sign in the name of Moral Re-Armament a contract with the “Société Immobilière de Caux” for 1.05 million Swiss francs.
1st June: volunteers start to arrive for this new phase in the life of the former hotel.

1947:
The first important delegation of Germans takes part in the conferences.

1948:
450 Germans, including Konrad Adenauer and Hans Böckler take part. A group of 260, from 30 countries, goes to Germany from Caux – the largest civilian group to visit the country after the end of the war.

1950:
Visit of a delegation of 60 politicians and trade unionists from Japan, including the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They go on to visit European capitals and the USA.

1953:
Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, visits Caux. Also the Moroccan leader Si Bekkai.

1959:
The dining room is redecorated. The Finnish painter Lennart Segerstråle paints a vast mural.

1960:
Archbishop Makarios, President of the newly independent Cyprus, sends the first flag to Caux “in gratitude”.

1964:
At the FAO in Rome, an international trade agreement on jute is signed, partly as a result of the work of French industrialist Robert Carmichael, a member of the Caux Foundation.

1968-69:
The visit to Caux of seven delegations from Alto Adige (South Tyrol) had an effect on the political situation in this Italian province.

1971:
The rooms of the back corridors, on three floors, are renovated.

1977-80:
Caux contributes towards work for peace and independence in former Rhodesia.

1979:
A first family conference is held in Caux.

1982:
The Genevese doctor and writer Paul Tournier speaks. His talk becomes the basis of his last book, ‘A Listening Ear’.

1986:
First annual meeting in Caux of business executives from Japan, the USA and Europe; the founding of the Caux Round Table.
Exiled Cambodians meet in Caux to search for the moral and spiritual foundations of a democracy.

1987:
World premier of Vladimir Volkov’s “Turn-around” in the Caux theatre.

1988:
The boiler for the central heating is changed.

1992:
An academic seminar on “The moral lessons of Soviet history”.

1993:
First visit by a delegation for the Chinese NGO CAFIU. Call in Caux by Professor Victor Weisskopf for “renewing the creation”.

1994:
The Caux Round Table launches its “Principles for Business”.
A delegation from Jamaica is brought by the Governor General.

1995:

The Swiss Hotel Management School SHMS begins renting the Caux Palace for its semesters.

1997:
The Queen of the New Zealand Maoris comes with Joan Bolger, the wife of the Prime Minister.


2002:
The Initiatives of Change International Association is founded, with its registered address in Caux.

News:

12 July 2011: Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold presented the ‘No Women – No Peace’ temporary exhibition in the CAUXexpo.

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5 July 2011: ‘No women – no peace’ exhibition opens in Caux: A striking temporary exhibition on women peace-makers from around the world was opened today for the summer conference season in the CAUXexpo.

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