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Chateau-sur-Mer is one of the first grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. Located at 474 Bellevue Avenue, it is now owned by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open to the public as a museum. Chateau-sur-Mer's grand scale and lavish parties ushered in the Gilded Age of Newport, as it was the most palatial residence in Newport until the Vanderbilt houses in the 1890s. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.Use our Newport online trip maker to visit Chateau-sur-Mer on your trip to Newport, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Unlike some of the other historic mansions in Newport, Chateau-sur-Mer isn't laden with marble and gilding. Instead, beautiful wood, ornately carved, is everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous.
Unlike some of the other historic mansions in Newport, Chateau-sur-Mer isn't laden with marble and gilding. Instead, beautiful wood, ornately carved, is everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous. more »
This home is unique in that it is not a seas-side castle like so many of the other cottages. It's also older than most and was developed in phases. It's worth the tour if you're looking for...
This home is unique in that it is not a seas-side castle like so many of the other cottages. It's also older than most and was developed in phases. It's worth the tour if you're looking for... more »
Chateau-sur-Mer is a stunning property that feels remarkably different than the other mansions. Every room you walk into transports you into a different emotional place. Stroll around the ground and think about the stories that the trees could share with you. My recommendation is to purchase an annual membership. There are different levels that you can choose from to fit your family situation. This will not only save you money, but it is also a tax-deductible gift. Also, purchase your tickets/membership online. It is easy and will save you time when you first arrive.
Very beautiful property and history! 40 years older than breakers, making its innovations very impressive! Fun to have a tour guided by a person rather than audio. Good to have both experiences. Older lady was a bit stiff but good info and kind none the less.
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