Palace of Tau

A residence for the monarchs of France during the coronation ceremonies, this ancient palace (whose name corresponds to its T-shaped plan) is on the Unesco World Heritage List. Extended and rebuilt over the centuries, notably at the end of the 15th century by Archbishop Briçonnet, the Palace of the Tau was given a new flamboyant facade before being converted into a courthouse, then into a gendarmerie barracks during the French Revolution. Visitors can contemplate the historical treasure of the cathedral of Reims, such as the famous chalice of St. Remi and the remains of the Holy Ampoule used for the baptism of Clovis. A remarkable series of costumes, tapestry hangings and medieval sculptures complete the collection.


Tickets for the Palace of Tau

Visit of the Palace of Tau with priority access

Useful information

Opening hours

Opening hours
From 2nd January to 5th May

Open daily expect Mondays from 9h30 to 12h30 and 14h to 17h30

From 6th May to 8th September

Open daily except Mondays frpm 9h30 to 18h30

From 9th September to 31st December

Open daily except Mondays from 9h30 to 12h30 and 14h to 17h30

Attention: Last access 30 min before closing.
Closed: January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25.

Practical Information

Cancellation conditions: tickets non-cancellable, non-refundable .

Free admissions

  • Persons under 18 years of age (family and non-school groups)
  • Persons aged 18-25 (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents in France)
  • Persons with a disability and his or her companion
  • Jobseekers, upon presentation of an attestation of less than 6 months
  • Culture Card - ICOM Card
  • For everyone: the 1st Sunday of each month, from November 1st to March 31st.


2 Place du Cardinal Luçon
51100 Reims
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