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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
Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Thank Maria W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Thank Maj1998
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Thank wxman2014
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
Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

I'm going to cut to the chase and skip the politeness and be directly honest with you about the tour. If you receiving a semester of college credit for the store, then it is for you. If you just visited another mansion with a 'concise'...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

We visited following The Breakwrs. It was a nice conteast, smaller (but in no way small) and darker, this was an interesting way to learn about the first families to build in Newport.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Goober818
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I visited this after Breakers and before Elms as part of the "visit 5" ticket. This was a nice break from the audio tours. I can't remember our guide's name but it was Friday, Oct. 12th at 1:15. She was perfection- regal but down to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rogfam04
Reviewed October 13, 2018

The best things about this mansion are it is older, smaller and a real family lived there year round. When I say smaller, the place is still huge... just not as big as The Breakers.

Date of experience: October 2018
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dee l
August 31, 2015|
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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.