Conversations 2019

The Tocqueville Conversations on “The Future of Nations” were held on June 28 and 29, under the aegis of Alexis de Tocqueville at Tocqueville Château. This event was a great success with 200 guests from many countries of the world, gathered in this “little corner of isolated land, lost in the hedges and meadows of […]

Normandie pour la Paix

On June 4, 2019, the 2nd edition of the Normandy Peace Forum gathered 5000 participants around the theme “Peace-makers”. The Tocqueville Foundation was invited to organize a debate focusing on “Education, an agent of peace”. Three French personalities were gathered to discuss the subject in front of about a hundred participants: Florent Bonaventure, Director of […]


French frigate L’Hermione in Cherbourg   On Sunday, May the 5th 2019, The Tocqueville Foundation organized a special event around Lafayette and Tocqueville on the occasion of the presence of the French frigate L’Hermione in Cherbourg, during the festivities of the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Allies. It started with a show of […]

Speech by Paul Polman

Prince’s Prize, January 28th, 2019 Translated from the French transcript “Philanthropy must also help to advance gender equality – this is essential. My hope is that, some day, you will choose a woman. But, Your Serene Highness, I should like to thank you and Jean-Guillaume for the honour you have shown me, an honour which […]