In the footsteps of the great French classical liberals

[Institut Coppet’s series ‘Sur les traces de l’école libérale française’, with english subtitles (CC)]

In this series of videos, we tell the lives and explain the achievements of the great authors of the French classical liberal school (from the early 18th century to the First World War), visiting the places that mattered for them.


Sully, in the castle of Sully-sur-Loire (Loiret)

François Quesnay in Versailles


Metz, the city where Alexis became Tocqueville

At the age of 16, Alexis de Tocqueville came to Metz to join his father, appointed Préfet of the Moselle. The 3 years he will spend in Metz will have a great influence on his ideas.