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Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Ranked #20 of 66 attractions in Newport
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Newport mansion built in 1852.
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Springfield, VA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited Newport in the off-season (April), when only five of the mansion owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County were open. It was definitely worthwhile to purchase the discounted ticket that got us into all five mansions that were open for $31.50. Tickets can be purchased at the visitors center on America's Cup Avenue or, I believe, at... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've been to Versailles, and this replica is as close as it gets. Loved it... and I didn't have to take a long flight to see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

A gorgeous mansion and wonderful tour led by a real tour guide who was very knowledgable and answered any and all questions asked by the group. Most of the other mansions provide you with a digital player to guide you through the tours. Nice to have the real deal!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Penny was the best tour guide we have experienced among the many Mansions we have toured throughout Newport and including the Hudson River homes. She was engaging and knowledgeable about Chateau Sur Mer and the little nuisances of the home and its previous owners.This was our second visit to this Mansion which I am putting at the top of the... More

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Wayland, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our tour of the Chateau-sur-Mer mansion in Newport last week. We have also toured The Elms, Marble House, The Breakers, and Rosecliff, all of which offer audio tours. At Chateau-sur-Mer a tour guide took our group through many rooms of the house. I realized that I prefer a guide so I can ask questions. Our... More

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Sandy, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This mansion has been beautifully preserved. The guides have some interesting insights in to the lives of the former residents.

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Gardners, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I decided to visit Chateau-sur-Mer while in Newport because it was close to the Elms. It was a guided tour so I had to wait awhile until the tour started. It was a slightly different look of life in Newport than the Elms or the Breakers. The mansion is beautiful, but more understated. It definitely felt more like a place... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have been to most of the mansion in Newport and found this to be the best. The Victorian house felt like a home, no a show place. The rooms were large enough to be impressive but small enogh to feel comfortable. We definitly felt that was a real home that real people lived in, not a showplace for parties... More

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Albrightsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had the most interesting guide for the tour at Chateau-sur-Mer. Andy was very informative, friendly and interesting. Don't miss this mansion.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I loved this mansion the same as the rest of the four other mansions we saw (the breakers, the elms, rosecliff, marble house) even though it was no where near in comparison in size it was still very beautiful and the original Newport mansion. They still have a little ways to go as far as restoring it on the third... More

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