This mansion has been beautifully preserved. The guides have some interesting insights in to the lives of the former residents.
I decided to visit Chateau-sur-Mer while in Newport because it was close to the Elms. It was a guided tour so I had to wait awhile until the tour started. It was a slightly different look of life in Newport than the Elms or the Breakers. The mansion is beautiful, but more understated. It definitely felt more like a place... More
We have been to most of the mansion in Newport and found this to be the best. The Victorian house felt like a home, no a show place. The rooms were large enough to be impressive but small enogh to feel comfortable. We definitly felt that was a real home that real people lived in, not a showplace for parties... More
We had the most interesting guide for the tour at Chateau-sur-Mer. Andy was very informative, friendly and interesting. Don't miss this mansion.
I loved this mansion the same as the rest of the four other mansions we saw (the breakers, the elms, rosecliff, marble house) even though it was no where near in comparison in size it was still very beautiful and the original Newport mansion. They still have a little ways to go as far as restoring it on the third... More
This is one of the few mansions where your tour is led by a real live guide, and it adds a lot to the experience.
the Chateau tour is only provided as guided with no audio option...prefer audio but our guide was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and gave us plenty of time in each room including interesting background information all along the way. The level of craftsmanship in the wood carvings throughout the home well surpassed anything I have every seen in one place. Every room... More
We love a guided tour! The docent who showed us around Chateau Sur Mer was very well-versed in the history of the house itself and the family that occupied it. We enjoyed her stories about how certain of the artifacts were obtained and about the various changes made to the home over the years. The details of the construction and... More
This visit we went to Chateau sur Mer, Chepstow, Kingscote and Isaac Bell House on the Saturday of the Newport Wine & Food Festival. The only property we have seen before was Chateau sur Mer, all the others were our first time visiting. Reading some of the reviews, we were not surprised that some of these properties are not visited... More
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