Château Le Sallay The Owners

The current owners of the castle, the writer Sergey Kuznetsov and the psychologist Ekaterina Kadieva, have been organizing various educational programs in Russian and English for many years. The best known of these is the “Marabou smart summer camp” for Russian-speaking children from all over the world. In 2017, they bought the Château Le Sallay to provide their educational programmes with a home – and also to do much more. Since moving in, over twenty weddings, workshops, seminars and various other events have taken place in the castle. And, of course, the hotel always welcomes individual guests!

Sergey Kuznetsov

Co-founder of the educational project “Marabou”, founder of the digital agency SKCG, chief editor of the Booknik project, Sergey is a journalist and a writer whose books ​(Butterfly Skin, Water Round Dance, Kaleidoscope: Consumables, The Teacher Dymov) have been translated into several dozen languages. His articles and columns appear in a variety of Russian titles, as well as in the New York Times, Huffington Post and others.

Ekaterina Kadieva

Co-founder of the educational project “Marabou”, Ekaterina is a psychologist who teaches at the Center for Systemic Family Therapy in Moscow. She is a member of the regional public organisation “Society of family counsellors and psychotherapists”, a specialist in cross-cultural families and adaptation problems and the author of numerous publications on education and family life (in titles such as Bolshoi gorod and Psychologies).