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Chateau-sur-Mer is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the appearance of the Vanderbilt houses in the...more
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Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited following The Breakwrs. It was a nice conteast, smaller (but in no way small) and darker, this was an interesting way to learn about the first families to build in Newport.

Thank Goober818
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this after Breakers and before Elms as part of the "visit 5" ticket. This was a nice break from the audio tours. I can't remember our guide's name but it was Friday, Oct. 12th at 1:15. She was perfection- regal but down to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best things about this mansion are it is older, smaller and a real family lived there year round. When I say smaller, the place is still huge... just not as big as The Breakers.

Thank jjm2528
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good guided tour brings the history of the place and the area to life. Although very French chateau form outside, the interior was not particularly french in style but stylish anyway the combined 5 mansion ticket was excellent value, and we spent a whole day...More

Thank Lilacwheaty
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

All of the mansions are fabulous but this was our favorite. Grand and amazingly opulent but warm and welcoming. We could definitely imagine living there.

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 14 September 2018

I toured 6 mansions & I really enjoyed this one the best. It was the last one I toured. The tour was great, very informative & interesting.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Though an older property it is very interesting in it's own right. Predating the guided age cottages it differs in many respects from the more sumptuous structures. It is, however, magnificent and it is always interesting to speculate on how it would be to have...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018

This mansion is loaded with lots of treasures from the past. Extremely ornate. But very interesting back story. The grounds were very nice too.

Thank Nanci S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This was built 40 years before Breakers so very different. Actually have a tour guide instead of a listening tour which I like much better.

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

On this visit to Newport (first time to the mansions after 14 years) I decided to add Chateau-sur-Mer, which I'd not visited on past trips. I'm glad I did -- while it is fairly palatial in size in its current form (remodeled and expanded over...More

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dee l
1 September 2015|
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Response from worldexplorer0820 | Reviewed this property |
There is no food offered == it is a historic site to walk through and view. Sorry.
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