Domaine de Graux is a splendid events venue for business and leisure. It is located on the Rue de Graux near Tournai in Belgium.
Growing business to business TEXT: MARTIN PILKINGTON | PHOTOS: DOMAINE DE GRAUX
In beautiful countryside a few miles from Tournai stands the Domaine de Graux, a farm-chateau half a millennium old, both changeless and changing. After all that time it is still a growing business – its land yielding crops; its buildings and gardens welcoming corporate and family gatherings.
verdant pastures for their flocks; fruit and firewood from woods and orchards; crops from the rolling fields. The current owner maintains that agricultural heritage – but has added some contemporary elements to the productive mix, hosting business events in the domain’s stunning grounds and buildings.
When the Domaine de Graux was established in 1492 its masters would have used its natural riches to the maximum:
“A place like this would have offered hospitality to friends and family throughout its history,” says general manager Henri
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Bolsius, “But our guests today are rather more numerous – our facilities can easily take up to 1,000 people over a day’s event.”
Room to breathe “The second benefit of such surroundings is they give people room to breathe, to feel at one with nature again – you can see how business people relax and open up when they’re in this environment,” he says.