Palais du Tau (Archbishops' Palace)

Palace in Reims

Palais Du Tau Et Cathédrale
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Explore the magnificent lodgings where the monarchs of France dwelled in Reims during their coronation ceremonies. Within these resplendent surroundings, it becomes effortless to envision the opulence of bygone royal festivities.

Adjacent to the cathedral, the Palais du Tau, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcases the French Neoclassical aesthetic of the 17th century. However, the edifice itself dates back to an even earlier epoch, boasting a collection of impeccably preserved medieval chambers.

The Salle de Tau, which served as a banquet hall post-coronation, is adorned with exquisite Arras tapestries from the 15th century. These intricate tapestries vividly depict the legendary tale of King Clovis.

Contained within the palace’s 13th-century Chapelle Palatine, a treasury houses an array of remarkable artefacts. Among them are the 9th-century talisman of Charlemagne and the 12th-century chalice of Saint Rémi.

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Visiting Palais du Tau (Archbishops' Palace)

Address: Palais du Tau, Place du Cardinal Luçon, Reims, France
Duration: 20 minutes

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