The courses take place at the Domaine des Hautes Fagnes, an exclusive, family-owned, 4-star hotel nested on a plateau east of Belgium, in the middle of a nature reserve called the ‘Hautes Fagnes’. Surrounded by a 34,000 m² private park and nicely renovated in 2011, the hotel offers to our students quiet bedrooms in pristine nature, a cosy classroom, a wellness centre with hammam, sauna, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool baths, gourmet and local cuisine, and a direct access to the hiking trails of the Hautes Fagnes. The region being the highest point of Belgium (500 m to 694 m of altitude), in winter it is riddled with cross-country ski trails, and the famous downhill ski slopes of Ovifat are just next door.
The access to the wellness centre and the gourmet dinners are only included in our residential formula.
We consider that hardworking students deserve a treat for their mind and body – here it is! Just take a walk amidst the endemic fauna and flora, enjoy the local gastronomy, refresh your mind in a preserved nature, or go swimming, and you will be again fit as a fiddle for another intensive day of learning. The wellness centre of the hotel (only included in our residential formula) is open every day from 09:00 to 22:00. It will make your learning experience more profitable than anywhere else.
We offer you the possibility to prolong your stay until Saturday or Sunday. That will be the opportunity for you to venture into one of the most preserved and beautiful regions in Belgium. The Hautes Fagnes and the Ardennes (next to the Hautes Fagnes) display a very rich local folklore and a lot of places there have a very peculiar history. After admiring those picturesque sceneries, enjoy a relaxing evening at the hotel as you will still have full access to its wellness centre.
If you opt for our residential (full-board) formula, you will be accommodated in a double bedroom (single occupancy) with private bathroom and free wifi access. In addition to the two refreshments per day and the conversation lunches with the coach, which are included in all formulas, you will benefit from buffet breakfasts and 3-course gourmet dinners - including white and red wine - in the hotel's restaurant.