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Chateau-sur-Mer is a landmark of High Victorian architecture, furniture, wallpapers, ceramics and stenciling. It was the most palatial residence in Newport from its completion in 1852 until the appearance of the Vanderbilt houses in the...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chateau sur Mer was designed and originally built nearly half a century earlier than Marble Houze and the Breakers. As such, it lacks the over the top opulence of the latter two properties. It is still emphatically a mansion and features a variety of fine...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chateau-sur-Mer is a pre-Gilded Age mansion on Bellevue Avenue. It's filled with amazing hand carved wooden ceilings, bookcases (from Italy), beautiful furniture, and incredible architecture. It's a mansion, but it's one that anyone could live in comfortably. Our tour guide was excellent and had all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Daphnepf
Reviewed February 18, 2019

Another beautiful mansion that won't disappoint you when you are here. Get the membership from the Preservation Society and save money doing so! This place is Beautiful!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Any one of these "summer cottages" in Newport is a delight for the eyes. Study the details and you'll be dazzled by the opulence.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed December 10, 2018

At first I was dissapointed that this was a guided tour, but the tour guide was amazing. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly enjoyed this house-I could live here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Maria W
Reviewed November 11, 2018

I enjoyed the live guide and the ability to ask questions. Our guide was great and after several audio guided tours at the other mansions she was like a breath of fresh air. Also was great to see an earlier architectural example.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Maj1998
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Another of the Charming Newport Mansions--the architecture, artwork, gardens, etc. Be sure to take a guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa T
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We took the 3:30 p.m. tour with our very enthusiastic guide, Ed. The tour lasted almost 1 hour. This mansion included many interesting things to see and hear about. The furnishings and woodwork are beautiful! We enjoyed the tour a lot. It is handy to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TNKaz
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This is one of the oldest of the mansions. Built in the 1850's many of the rooms are still in the original style. Worth the visit to see the art, architecture, and history of this mansion.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This is an early Victorian structure which has undergone extensive remodeling, and changes during its lifetime. Our tour guide was knowledgeable of both the changes in the structure and the people who lived there. We also had the option of stopping her to ask questions....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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dee l
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Response from worldexplorer0820 | Reviewed this property |
There is no food offered == it is a historic site to walk through and view. Sorry.
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