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Address: Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
Phone Number: 401-847-1000
Description: Newport mansion built in 1852.
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Newport Mansion Tour Along Ocean Drive

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An elegant tribute to the past

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
AMHarvie
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum combines victorian style with new european style of the beginning of the 20th century. Definitely not as opulent as the rest of them, it still represents a important page of the american history

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Malone NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Enjoyed this mansion. The tour guide was very informative. Very interesting house - different from the others. It's a house from an "old money" family

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New York City, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It was nice to visit one of the Newport Mansions that was used a a proper home. We liked the wood panelling, the huge variety of furnishing and decorations and especially the staircase and skylight. So much thought and care went into creating this house and it is great to still be able to take a brief glimpse into such... More 

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Central Cali
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This mansion is an unusual amalgamation of interior styles. I will liken it to the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, Ca. Someone who thought they could decorate, threw together a bunch of international genres and expensive furniture and gave it a fancy French name. The condescending docent didn't help. Interesting.

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