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Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport

#8 of 20 in Historic Sites in Newport
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Chateau-sur-Mer is one of the first grand Bellevue Avenue mansions of the Gilded Age in Newport, Rhode Island. Located at 424 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.

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  • I loved the High Victorian Elegance! It was absolutely stunning! I totally recommend!! I loved all of the history and wish to go back to do the landscape tour!!  more »
  • This was the grandest of Newport's mansions until the Marble House's completion some 40 years later. In my view there are better mansions to visit.  more »
  • This was the third mansion we hit today. You can only see this one using a guided tour. The tour was great. On the outside, this house doesn't look like much. Inside is awesome. Floors that are 100 years old and still look new. 4.5 inch stairs that are much easier to climb than our 6 inch ones today. Platinum borders on walls that have never rusted. If you have only been to the Breakers mansion, come back and see this one.
  • Beautiful house. Very warm, not overdone like some of the other mansions. Our tour guide was friendly and very informative. Beautiful landscaping around the house. Very interesting history of the generations that lived there. So happy to see that the upkeep of the property is still being maintained. Worth the trip.👍

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