About us

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Our story

Our adventure began with two entrepreneurs, Jacques Horovitz and Daniel Abittan, and their shared passion: make people their moral and the customer their religion! After endlessly struggling to find the right venue to host his seminars, Jacques with the financial support of his friend Daniel, created Châteauform’ where the participant is made to feel like they are at home, in a welcoming, professional setting where everything has been thought of to ensure their comfort.

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The birth of Châteauform’ with the “Home of Seminars” experience for seminars in the countryside. We then expanded to meet our clients’ new needs.

Creation of the “Les maisons de Katy et Jacques”, our holiday offer dedicated to family or between friends.

Birth of the “City” concept, our private townhouses dedicated to non-residential events.

The Campus experience was born! Spacious venues able to host larger teams.

Four new experiences are introduced: "Home", a bubble of Châteauform’ housed within a company; "College", venues dedicated to training courses; "Event", our tailor-made event experience; and our caterer Nomad, la table de Châteauform’.

IME, Châteauform’s MICE (Meetings, Incentive, Conferences, Exhibitions/Events) solution.

College becomes “Formasquare”, the specialist in training seminars. And now its up to you to help us write the rest of the story!

Our DNA

A humanist company where life is good!

As a humanist company, our management style is led by values rather than rules, which makes our Talents actors in the development of the company. Our management is based on “quality performance”: the combination of benevolence and performance.

“Happy Talents make happy clients”
More than a philosophy, it is our reality since 1996.

“You are given free reign to satisfy our clients, whatever the cost and without having to ask for permission from anyone.”
Daniel Abittan, Châteauform’ Chairman

Want to know more about us? “L’Entreprise Humaniste”, published in French by Editions Ellipses,
offers Jacques Horovitz’s vision of the Châteauform’ concept with accounts from 26 consultants.

Our values

Châteauform’s 7 values

Love for our customers

Let us prioritise the client, be welcoming, kind, generous and flexible.

Always keep learning

Train, stay alert to new ideas and pass on our knowledge.

Loyalty, integrity

honesty. Be authentic, don’t cheat.

A sense of family

Work with and for each other.

Not attribution but contribution

Have everyone be part of the adventure.

Undertake : be proactive, daring, show initiative

Be proactive, take initiative: we are all allowed to make mistakes.

Rigour and performance

Demand the best of ourselves before asking it of others.

Our DNA

A humanist company where life is good!

We are commited to being responsible, exemplary group in terms of social and environmental matters.

Our corporate social responsibility philosophy (ReSpEct) is conveyed by each of our Talents and passed into correct action throughout all of our houses and activities.

Our ReSpEct philosophy is centred on three approaches:

We respect our customers and our partners We respect our customers and our partners
We respect our Talents We respect our Talents
We respect our environment We respect our environment
Find out more about our CSR policy here

Our different houses & Event venues

Map of our locations

Châteauform’ is present in six countries and offers a selection of 70 houses & Event sites.
Our houses are predominantly castles, historic buildings or Event venues, located in the countryside or city and that been fully renovated, refurbished & carefully decorated.
They are all entirely dedicated to corporate seminars where our guests can both work and relax as they wish or simply take time to think.
Today, Châteauform’s signature means conviviality, generosity, flexibility, freedom, simplicity, kindness, care and attention, high-tech, and all-inclusive for ease of mind.

We aim to double within five years.

What our Talents say about us

Discover them

Being a Host Couple is first and foremost having a passion; it means loving to share, to host, to create a connection and to make others happy. Fatine & Pierre, Host couple
I love to create a connection with our guests so they become part of our great family and feel wonderfully at ease when they are here. Anouk, Seminar advisor for City experience
A humanist company based on goodformance : performance + goodwill Bertrand, Managing Director
Client satisfaction is the absolute priorty Gratianne, Head of communication for City experience
For us "the table" is not a piece of furniture, it is an art. Jean-Pierre, guarantor of the group’s culture and culinary identity