The castle

Château de Tocqueville

Welcome to the Château de Tocqueville, home of Alexis de Tocqueville, iconic figure of the ideals of democracy and justice, and famed author of Democracy in America (1835). This seminal work – published after his travels in the United States – is today considered a foundational masterpiece of political science. Nested in a 19th century English style park, designed by Alexis de Tocqueville’s wife Mary. the Château de Tocqueville was built successively in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries. Located in the heart of Normandy (20 km East of Cherbourg and 4 km from the sea), from the Château you will be able to discover one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, all the while finding in this home the serenity and tranquility that inspired Alexis de Tocqueville. Come and discover this charming and prestigious country retreat. The Tower wing, the Château’s spectacular square tower, now provides visitor accommodations – independent from the rest of the Chateau – for you, your family, your friends and colleagues! The Château de Tocqueville is the private and family home of Count and Countess de Tocqueville d’Hérouville and their children. The Count de Tocqueville, is a member of the New York and Paris bar and now practices law in Paris after living in Washington DC and New York city; he is also a founding member of United Way in France.