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Chateau-sur-Mer

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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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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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Worthwhile reflection of the 'real' Newport

Unlike the opulent summer homes from the gilded age, this home represents a more historical side of the Newport experience. The beauty is less garish and more understated than... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ringgold, Georgia
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Ringgold, Georgia
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225 reviews 225 reviews
82 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Unlike the opulent summer homes from the gilded age, this home represents a more historical side of the Newport experience. The beauty is less garish and more understated than some of the other Newport mansions. Originally built in 1852 by full time residents, the Wetmore family, it was held for several generations of the family up until the 1960's. The... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This mansion is older than much of the others in Newport (1852) and was enlarged and evolved over several generations of Wetmores. Beautiful and less garish decor than, lets say, The Breakers. Amazing woodwork, art and wall coverings without the glitz seen elsewhere. The tour was with a live guide rather than the audio players used elsewhere. Highly recommended if... More 

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Baton Rouge
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The house was not very well maintained. The tour was led by a guide that talked too fast. We visited several other excellent house first so this house was a bit of a let down.

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I just loved this home! It was full of amazing history, more subdued decor and a tour guide who loves her job! She was so entertaining. You could almost see the family walking around the house as she talked. This is one of the smaller mansions in the area, but a very important one. Make sure you put it on... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My husband and I wanted to tour some of the smaller mansions in Newport and chose the Chateau for its unique exterior design. The inside was elegant and well preserved and our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable in all things about the house and the history. As stated before, this is not as big as the other mansions, but the... More 

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New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is very different from a lot of the bigger, more opulent Newport Mansions but should not be overlooked. The architecture is stunning and the woodwork is incredible. We had a great tour guide who was so very knowledgeable and had a great way to tell the story of the mansion and it's family. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful... More 

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United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This mansion is not to be missed. It is one of the more elegant mansions. A bit on the smaller size compared to the other mansions, but still a grand mansion. Unlike some of the other mansions, this one has a tour guide to take you around the house. The rooms are smaller so a smaller tour group would be... More 

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Milford, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were going to go to Rosecliff but got there in the rain to find that only one floor would be on the tour agenda. So this was close and included two floors. It is not as fancy as the primary houses in Newport to tour, but interesting enough. It is guided, not a tour where one listens to a... More 

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Ashaway, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We have been to Newport numerous times and have visited other mansions, but this was our first time at Chateau-Sur-Mer. Though it was not as opulent as some of the other more advertised mansions, we actually enjoyed it better. This mansion was built as a year round home for a family as opposed to being a 'summer cottage'. The best... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Chateau-sur-Mer is a fine example of high Victorian style, very different from the more opulent Newport mansions. It was built as a family home, not a "summer cottage" for entertaining, and one gets to see it only on a guided tour. I was moved by the story of the brother and sister who originally lived in the house--their father died... More 

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