Friends of Bluche and its Reunions
This is the unofficial website of the original international boarding school, Ecole Des Roches and Pres Fleuris, in Bluche-sur-Sierre, Valias, Switzerland. Our alumni association of Ecole Des Roches/Pres Fleuris is called Friends of Bluche (FoB). FoB was started by Margaret Mallon.
Join us to stay in touch!
If you attended Les Roches or Pres Fleuris (it doesn’t matter if you graduated from the school, most of us did not), you may want to register your name so that this web site can help you keep in touch with old classmates and inform you of future reunions.
If you did not attend that school, or attended it when it was a hotel management school, then not much of this web site will interest you, but you’re welcome to browse through it. However, you will not be able to register as an alumnus.
Next reunion – St. Moritz in September 2024
The next reunion will be in St. Moritz in September 2024 and is hosted by Thomas Barth and Paul & Marie Wirth. More information will come.
After that we are talking about a reunion in Bahamas in November 2025. Hosted by Brendan and Rosie Foulkes.
The Reunion Committee:
Marie Wirth, Mikael Bengtson, Susan Reaper, Sharon Taylor Baumann, Tom Ventser, Katy Jackson Cantor, Pradeep Kapadia and Thierry Coche
Over the years, there have been many reunions since 1991:
- 2023 in Stockholm, hosted by Annie & Mikael Bengtson
- 2022 in Vancouver, hosted by Susan Reaper
- 2020 in Cape Town, hosted by Sharon Taylor Baumann
- 2018 in Crans Montana, hosted by Marie and Paul Wirth
- 2014 in Northern California, hosted by Rory & Carol Campbell and their daughter Kate
- 2013 in St. Moritz, hosted by Thomas Barth
- 2012 in Bangkok and Phuket, Thailand, hosted by Pichet Nithivasin
- 2009 in Crans Montana, hosted by Giancarlo & Nati Felli and Ottavia Giorgi Monfort
- 2007 in Banff, hosted by Carmen Marshall
- 2005 in Lake Como, Italy, hosted by Massimo Ciceri
- 2004 in Montana Crans, hosted by Ottavia Giorgi Monfort and Giancarlo & Nati Felli
- 2003 in Woodstock, New York, hosted by Pradeep Kapadia
- 1997 in Aspen Colorado, hosted by Mark Uhlfelder
- 1994 in Montana Crans, hosted by Giancarlo Felli
- 1991 in the Bahamas, hosted by Brendan Foulkes
Several ad-hoc mini-reunions are held annually by smaller groups of alumni all over the world.