Alexis de Tocqueville

Do you want to learn more about the French political writer? When you rent the Tower wing of the chateau Alexis de Tocqueville you will enjoy visiting the exhibition detailing Alexis’s life and having a private visit of the castle and the park.      

The Rooms

You will discover 5 double bed rooms with their own historic athmosphere and modern comfort. The lift will bring you to the 3 floors, you will enjoy views of the Normandy country and the sea just 3 km away. Rent the chateau Alexis de Tocqueville for a unique experience!  […]

The Castle

Welcome to Normandy, home of Alexis de Tocqueville, William the Conqueror, the landing beaches, The Mont Saint-Michel, the Bayeux tapestry and much more! The Tower of the Château de Tocqueville could be yours for a week, please check availability for rent.

Activity and tours

When you rent the chateau Alexis de Tocqueville, you will be able to enjoy Alexis and Mary’s retreat, discover  Cherbourg in the Cotentin and the many historical sites nearby…



We offer 5 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The Barnett room brings you back to the 17th century with the English Soho tapestry of a royal antic wedding. The romantic Pink room with its 19th century style ciel de lit. The Bazoches room with Alexis de Tocqueville’s own bed frame, a 19th century Napoleon style bed. The cozy Ming room with its three[…]

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Tocqueville is located on the Cotentin peninsula in the West end of Normandy, 20 km (12 miles) East of the port of Cherbourg. The nearest train stations are either Cherbourg or Valognes. The train trip Paris-Valognes takes a little less than 3 hours. The closest airport is Cherbourg Maupertus (10 km[…]

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Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville (born in Paris on  July 29, 1805 and died in Cannes on April 16, 1859) was a French political thinker and historian best known for his “Democracy in America” (appearing in two volumes: 1835 and 1840) and “The Old Regime and the Revolution” (1856). He is[…]

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The Château de Tocqueville

In the footsteps of Alexis de Tocqueville