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Palais du Tau

2 Place Cardinal Lucon, 51072, Reims, France
+33 3 26 47 81 79
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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. 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. Admission fees: Adults : 7,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; 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
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2 Place Cardinal Lucon, 51072, Reims, France
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"original statues"
in 8 reviews
"french kings"
in 13 reviews
"historical perspective"
in 3 reviews
"worth the entrance fee"
in 2 reviews
"big statues"
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"situated right"
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"interesting building"
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"worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"rainy day"
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"first world war"
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"few hours"
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"french history"
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"small museum"
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"gift shop"
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"palace"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Palace of Tau is a good place to start before seeing Reims Cathedral, or as we did, to round off visiting it. Numerous items are on display, which belonged to the Cathedral, these include, original statuary, wonderful tapestries and items from the Cathedral Treasury. Black...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this museum us next to the cathedral. To be honest, going to Reims, this museum was questionable to being with. We ended up going into the museum because you can buy a combo pass for the museum and to the tower of the cathedral...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was hardly anybody there! That would seem like a blessing but nobody really seemed to help us either. We had just visited the beautiful Cathedral which is situated right next door and so we decided to check this place out. We took some photos,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated next to the cathedral and worth a visit. Contains many of the clothes worn and the relics of the last coronation of a king of France. How he managed to walk in that cloak is beyond me!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A very enjoyable museum to visit, a lot of history and stories. It's nice that it wasn't that busy. :-) We used the ticket from the City Pass.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

There's a lot to marvel at in this place.Very nice to see all that old stuff from kings and priests.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

very impresive & interesting museum & finally to find why all the french kings since Clovis came to Reims to be crowned & annointed. Sad that like the adjacent cathedral so much was damaged during both world wars but beautifully restored

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

I found this tasting by chance on the Reims city calendar. It was a hidden gem! We had the opportunity to taste 3 samples from each local vintner. We also were given 6 tickets to pair food with the champagne. This would be a good...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We were in Reims for a weekend and decided to go to Palais du Tau on the last day (mainly because it was cold and rainy). It turned out to be a highlight of the trip, and we stayed for hours - it's a fascinating...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

As said by others reviewers a lot of big rooms with not many items. The signs only in French. Video display got subtitles in French of course. Audio is also in French. If you understand signs language you’re lucky as they got signs language.

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Sorry I don't remember...not very much I'm sure.
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No, no elevator available in the cathedral
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