Palace of Tau

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  • The former palace of the archbishops of Reims houses a museums displaying statuary and tapestries from the cathedral together with objects associated with the coronation of the French kings.

    Transformed at the end of the 17th century by Jules Hardouin-Mansart and Robert de Cotte, the Palace of Tau still holds rooms that have retained their medieval aspect. This is the case with the Palatine Chapel (13th century) and the Tau Room, in which the coronation banquet was held. Decorating the walls are 15th century tapestries which tell the story of "Mighty King Clovis".
    The royal treasury's most remarkable objects are Charlemagne's talisman (9th century) and Saint Remi's chalice (12th century). The Sainte-Ampoule, or "holy flask", contains the holy oil with which new kings were anointed during the coronation ceremony.

    Closed on Monday and 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December. Open from 9.30am to 6.30 in the high season and from 9.30am to 12.30am and from 2pm to 5.30pm in the low season. Entrance through the palace courtyard. From 6 May to 8 September : second entrance through the Cathedral. Visits of the upper parts of Cathedral in season.

  • Environment
    • In the town centre
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Equipment
    • Boutiques
    • Access for disabled
Payments methods
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    From 8 €
  • Reduction

    • Reduced

    From 6,50 €
  • Group

    • +20 people

    From 6,50 €
  • All year
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