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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
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Description: Newport mansion built in 1852.
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The trendsetter of the Gilded Age

I recommend seeing all of the mansions offered on the mutli-ticket. If you are pressed for time, I advise viewing the mansions in this order of priority: 1. The Breakers 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I recommend seeing all of the mansions offered on the mutli-ticket. If you are pressed for time, I advise viewing the mansions in this order of priority: 1. The Breakers 2. Marble House 3. The Elms 4. Chateau-ser-Mer 5. Rosecliff Chateau-ser-Mer is smaller than the other mansions and tours are led by a docent. Our particular docent wasn't my favorite,... More 

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Too heavy for our taste. But if you are students of the Victorian period, it is worth seeing as an example.

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Centereach, New York
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This mansion is a microcosm of many of the larger, more ornate mansions. Because it was built about 50 years prior to the others, it offers many different styles in the one house.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

One of the many beautiful mansions along the cliffs in Newport. A different syle from the grandeur of Breakers or Rosecliff, but beautiful in its own way. Much more masculine in some ways: darker woods and elaborately carved trim. Don't skip this one on your tour of homes.

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ct, usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our tour guide, Andy, on Aug. 3, made an experience in the horrible heat so very enjoyable. He was extremely enthusiastic, informative and had a wonderful attitude as we climbed steps and sweated through his very hot mansion. He really gave us a true understanding of the history of the property. Thanks Andy-you're the best.

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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Chateau Sur Mer is a wonderful property and the history is certainly interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained all of the incredible transformations that have taken place throughout the life of this amazing home..

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Of the four mansions we visited on our recent trip, Chateau sur Mer was the last stop. Perhaps because of this, it paled in comparison to the others. However, it is an interesting home, albeit VERY dark and quite hot -- compared to the other mansions, there were not as many fans in use at this property and, especially on... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

On our second trip to Newport we toured the less opulent mansions and this was one of them. The house had some interesting history, architecture and decor but we found the tour to be a little too long. The tour guide was very informative but a little too wordy. The grounds were beautiful with the large, unusual trees and the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The place where Newport's gilded age started. Chateau Sur Mer was the first of the mansions. It was conceived as a what in comparison to its neighbors as a relatively modest home. It nevertheless marks the starting point for the architectural revolution that followed. A must.

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Tucker, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

nice place to visit, not as good as some of the others, but we enjoy the differences in each one, each has a unique character and story

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