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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Acushnet, Massachusetts
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Warwick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This mansion is a bit understated compared the the Breakers and others. Still, it has a number of rooms that can take our breath away. The day of my visit, it was a bit warm inside, but it was mid summer. The tour is conducted by a docent who I found to be knowledgeable and interesting. Others in my party... More 

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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our third stop on the mansions tour. We wanted to see two more and had stopped at another and were told all the tours were booked till 4 so we were going to go back. We stopped here hoping to do a quick tour and see as much as we could in a half hour. No such luck.... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Chateau-sur-Mer is a beautiful mansion in Newport, RI; a guided tour is provided; lavish parties were held in the mansion; it was the first mansion on Bellevue Avenue; it was owned by Mr. Wetmore and his family; Wetmore became Governor of Rhode Island later. Mr. Wetmore and his new bride left on their honeymoon, and returned 12 years later to... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was a very interesting tour and we learned a lot from our tour guide. The mansion is different than some of the other opulent properties, but very beautiful and unique. It is definitely worth a visit, and be sure to check out the Moon Gate on property!

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

While perhaps not as striking as some of the Newport mansions, Chateau-Sur-Mer is well worth visit. Great architecture both within and without, and styles changing from room to room. Wonderful history being told by guides. Again, indoor photography allowed, but you are free to roam the spacious estate grounds.

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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport

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