Skip-the-line tickets to Palais du Tau in Reims
Attractions & guided tours

Skip-the-line tickets to Palais du Tau in Reims

Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 24 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a skip-the-line access to the gothic Palais du Tau
  • Visit the residence where the Kings of France stayed during their coronation
  • Discover some treasures such as the 9th-century Talisman of Charlemagne
What to expect

With this skip-the-line entrance, you will discover the Palais du Tau, a former residence of the bishops of Reims which has been closely linked to the History of France over the centuries. Founded in the late 4th century, it is a mediaeval palace with the appearance of a fortified house. The monument became known as the Palace of Tau in 1138. The name refers to the Greek letter “Tau”, reflecting the property’s T-shaped layout.

The Palace was the residence of the Kings of France before their coronation in Notre-Dame de Reims known also as "Our Lady of Reims". Today and since 1972, the Palais du Tau is the museum of the work of the adjoining cathedral. The most precious artefacts in the treasury are the remains of the Holy Ampulla, used since the baptism of Clovis in the 5th century, and the 9th-century Talisman of Charlemagne. The Palais du Tau houses original sculptures, a treasure-trove, a part of the cathedral’s tapestry collections and a 13th century chapel, as well as temporary exhibitions during the Christmas holiday period.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Entrance to the Palais du Tau
    • Self guided tour with guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish
    What's not included
    • Guide
    • Transport
    Reduced price

    Free admission:

    • Children under 18 (except school group)
    • EU citizens (18-25)
    • Disabled people and their attendant
    • Unemployed people (proof required dated within the last 6 months)
    Where

    Palais du Tau, 2 Place du Cardinal Luçon, 51100 Reims

    Meeting point:

    Present your ticket upon arrival at the Palais du Tau.

    What to remember
    • During this period of reopening of the monuments, the Center des Monuments Nationaux asks its visitors to define their day and time of visit in advance. All information will be given to you on your Musement Voucher.
    • The e-ticket gives access to an unguided tour of the monument
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    When
    • Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.45am to 12.30pm & 2.00pm to 5.15pm
    • Closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th and December 25th
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    Provider
    Centre des Monuments Nationaux
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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