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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Müller
    The Palais of Tau, Centre des monuments nationaux - Reims - Marne (51) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Müller
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    The Palais of Tau, Centre des monuments nationaux - Reims - Marne (51) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
    The Palais of Tau, Centre des monuments nationaux - Reims - Marne (51) - © Centre des monuments nationaux - Ph. Berthé
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Lemaître
    The Palais of Tau, Centre des monuments nationaux - Reims - Marne (51) - © Centre des monuments nationaux. P. Lemaître
  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé
    The Palais of Tau, Centre des monuments nationaux - Reims - Marne (51) - © 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.

    Reception

    Subject to modification.

    Open

    • 6th May to 8th September: from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
    • 9th September to 5th May: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
    • Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

    Closed

    • Mondays
    • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December

    Accessibility

    • Number of floors visited during the tour: 3

    Tours

    • 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

    Facilities

    • Refreshments in palace courtyard
    • Lavatories
    • Gift shop
    • Parking for coaches 100 m (Anatole France street)
    • Function room rental

    Rates

    • Adults: 7,50 €
    • Concessions: 4,50 €
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 6 €

    Joint ticket Palais of Tau +towers

    • Adults: 11 €
    • Concessions: 7 €
    • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people): 8 €
    • Free admission: minors under 18*
      Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
      * excluding school groups

    Access

    Contact

    Palais du Tau
    2, place du Cardinal-Luçon
    B.P. 2062
    51072 Reims cedex
    Tel: (33) (0)3 26 47 81 79 - Fax: (33) (0)3 26 47 99 60

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