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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Müller
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Müller
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Lemaître
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Lemaître
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
     - © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

    Rendez-vous at the Palais of Tau

    A thousand years of royal coronations

    The former palace of the Bishops of Reims has been closely linked to the History of France over the centuries. Monarchs resided in the Palais of Tau prior to their coronation and returned here after the ceremony for the traditional feast and celebrations in the vast banqueting hall.

    The most precious artefacts in the treasury are the remains of the Holy Ampulla, used since the anointing of Clovis in the 5th century, and the 9th-century Talisman of Charlemagne. The original statues from Reims Cathedral are also on display in addition to seventeen magnificent tapestries portraying the life of the Virgin.

    Designated world heritage site by UNESCO.

    Tour

    • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

    • Reservations: 2 days
    Duration: 1 hr

    • Audio-guide tour: French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch (Rent at Reims Tourist Office)
    • Guided tour: French

    • Reservations: 3 weeks
    Duration: 1 hr 15 min

    • Joint lecture tour Palace and Cathedral Towers: French

    From 1st April to 1st October
    • Reservations: 3 weeks
    Duration: 2 hrs 30 min

    Access

    • At the junction of the Strasbourg /Paris and Lille /Beaune motorways
    • 150 km of Paris
    • From Paris: A4 direction Reims, exit 24, then, town centre

    Contact

    Palais du Tau
    2, place du Cardinal-Luçon
    B.P. 2062
    51072 Reims cedex
    Tel: +33 (0)3 26 47 81 79
    Email: palaisdutau@monuments-nationaux.fr

 
 
    tagged as : French Cities, Culture & Heritage, 51-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, UNESCO, Castle - Château