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Chateau-sur-Mer, Newport

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#8 of 20 in Historic Sites in Newport
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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 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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  • 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 »
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  • One of many great Newport Mansions! This one is smaller, less opulent, and slightly less storied than some of the others owned by the Newport Mansion Society. That is the reason for the loss of a star. However, it is definitely a wonderful visit with a beautiful interior and peaceful grounds. Worth a visit when in the area.
  • A wonderful visit! The interior was fascinating. Particularly the story about the final resident, Maude, who apparently kept a footman in full livery until her death in about 1960. They keep the rooms quite dark for preservation but that makes it hard to read the hand out. Enjoyed the audio tour of the grounds, they should have it for the interior tour as well.

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