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Palace of Tau Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Palace of Tau Skip-the-Line Ticket

There was already a palace on the site in antiquity, though at the beginning of the 5th century, Bishop Nicasius lived there. There was also a cathedral dedicated to Our Lady. In memory of the baptism of Clovis in Reims, ca. 496, it became the tradition in the 9th century to crown the kings of France here, a tradition that was carried on until the coronation of Charles X in 1825. The palace was sumptuously decorated. Its T-shaped layout gave it its name, the Palace of Tau. Rebuilt and expanded with a chapel after a fire in 1210, the building was rearranged in flamboyant Gothic style at the end of the 15th century and then, at the end of the 17th century, further work gave it its current classical look. Although it was nationalized during the French Revolution, it was returned to the clergy in 1823. For the coronation of Charles X, it was decorated in Neo-Gothic style. It became State property in 1905 and, after the ravages of World War I, underwent restorations until 1972. The cathedral and the Palace of Tau are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Reims City Pass

2. Reims City Pass

Get the keys to the wine-growing region with a Reims City Pass, valid for 1, 2 or 3 days. Choose the pass that suits your schedule, and enjoy free access to the must-see monuments and museums. Travel for free on the public transport system, and get discounts of up to 50% at dozens of other participating attractions and on services such as parking and at restaurants. Take a cellar tour of one of the Champagne houses, look inside the magnificent cathedral where many of the kings of France were crowned and more. 1-Day Pass:  • Free travel on the public transport system • Free entrance to the Palais du Tau • Free open-top minibus tour of Reims • Free entrance to the Saint-Remi Museum • Free guided tour of Reims Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Reims) • Visit to a famous champagne house 2-Day Pass:  • Free travel on the public transport system • Free entrance to the Palais du Tau • Free digital guided tour of Reims • Free entrance to the Saint-Remi Museum • Free entrance to the Musée de la Reddition (Museum of the Surrender) • Free entrance to the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Reims Fine Arts Museum) • Free guided tour of Reims Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Reims) • Guided excursion to the wine-growing area 3-Day Pass: • Free travel on the public transport system • Free entrance to the Palais du Tau • Free open-top minibus tour of Reims • Free entrance to the Saint-Remi Museum • Free guided tour of Reims Cathedral (Notre-Dame de Reims) • Free digital guided tour of Reims • Free entrance to the Musée de la Reddition (Museum of the Surrender) • Free entrance to the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Reims Fine Arts Museum) • Free Art Deco audio tour • Visit to a famous champagne house  • Guided excursion to the wine-growing area

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What people are saying about Palais du Tau

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 122 reviews

Reims is a wonderful place with many shops cafes and restaurants conveniently placed along the way towards historical monuments. The Notre Dame de Reims was magnificent and the Palace of Tau was surprising marvellous. I will miss the city of Reims and the friendly local vibe. Stay until Sunday afternoon, the locals stroll to mass and have lunch at the cafe nearby. The passport gives you the opportunity to roam freely and visit many sites.

The Palace of Tau is a really beautiful experience. There are very surprising treasures within the Palace that’s worth visiting. The information desk will provide English information however most text and labels are in French and I found the app Google Translate to be most helpful.

Lots of free entrances/public transport, beyond a lot of discounts and free offered glasses of champaign in quite some restaurants

Allows you to gather the main tourist sites of the city without scattering with useful advice. Very convenient.

I will be simple I will come back to see it because it is very interesting and a lot of things still to learn