Pavillon du Château de Tocqueville

Tocqueville, Manche

Immerse yourself in history with stunning architecture, vast rooms, elegant portraits and antiques - a sumptuous retreat with parkland


8 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10


History lovers will be happy in this beautiful, listed château dating back to the 16th century and inherited by the famous historian, writer and political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville in the 1800s. All is on a luxurious scale, from the handsome Renaissance façade to the surrounding English garden, lake and parkland. Rooms are awash with chandeliers, antiques and ancestral portraits. There’s a grand salon with rich red walls, sofas, vast stone fireplace and polished dining table. A bright-white contemporary kitchen has all you need to whip up a feast. Stone spiral stairs, and a well-concealed lift, lead to the unexpected: a top-floor home cinema sprawling beneath open rafters. Spacious bedrooms, ranging across the upper three floors, are elegantly country-house with lavish wallpapers, thick curtains, rugs on polished floors and family antiques. Grand touches include four-poster beds, carved fireplaces, huge mirrors and a tapestry. Roomy bathrooms are traditionally comfortable. The coast and Barfleur’s pretty port are 10 minutes’ drive, Bayeux and D-Day sites nearby. This is a country retreat par excellence!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Restaurants 4km. Chef available; enquire with owner.


Nightly price
from €600
Weekly price
from €3900
Damage deposit
€600 per night.
1 Château for 10
From €6008 beds5 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Stéphanie de Tocqueville

  • When arriving in Tocqueville, you will enjoy the serenity of the home of Alexis de Tocqueville, nested in a lovely English-style garden. Lorenza, the swan, will welcome you from her pond, reflecting the facade of the Château.
  • Did you say Ernest Hemingway? Try to discover his autograph in the ivy on the walls of the Pavillon.
  • Do you prefer to stay on the estate and enjoy an intense tennis game or do you prefer to walk or bike along the sandy beaches of Barfleur and Gatteville-le-Phare?
  • Have you already tried the delicious sea food and the unique oysters of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue with a fresh white wine?
  • You will just be 30 minutes away from the world renowned beaches of the WW2, a must when you are in this historical region!
  • Welcome to Tocqueville and have a wonderful stay!