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Tau Palace (Palais du Tau) Tours

Tau Palace (Palais du Tau)
The Tau Palace (Palais du Tau) owes its decidedly un-French name to its floor plan, which resembles the letter "T." The site's original structure was a sixth-century Roman villa, which later became a Carolingian palace. Its current moniker stuck after 1131, though that building gave way to Gothic design early in the 16th century and then its current Baroque incarnation in 1671.

Prior to their coronations at Nortre Dame of Reims, the kings of France would stay at the palace. Following ceremonies, they would return for a celebration, the most recent of which took place in 1825.

In the last quarter of the 20th century, the Palace of Tau became home to the Musée de l'Œuvre, a collection of statues, tapestries and reliquaries from Reims' cathedral. The palace is both a national monument and a UNESCO World Heritage site, declared in 1991. Museum tours display the royal apartments as well as certain antiquities from the cathedral treasury.

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Perhaps the most amazing and compelling of the cathedral's treasures on display are the remains of the Holy Ampulla, the coronation flask used since the anointing of Clovis in the fifth century, as well as the ninth-century Talisman of Charlemagne.

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Private 4-hour City Tour of Reims with driver, guide and Hotel pick-up

Private 4-hour City Tour of Reims with driver, guide and Hotel pick-up

Reims is the capital of the champagne worldwide where you can find all the famous and your favourite champagne houses. It is a great location for champagne lovers and history lovers. Reims has so much to offer. It is the most populated area in the Marme region. It was a very important city during the Roman Empire and it was a very traditional side for the Kings of France. Our private vehicle with driver and official tour guide will take you on this private tour. We will pick you up from your hotel or place or choice in the city of Reims. We will then start your private tour. Your private driver and tour guide will be at your disposition during the 4 hour private tour. Amongst others, here are a few sites and locations you will enjoy during this private tour: Reims Cathedral Palace of Tau Villa Demoiselle Basilique Saint-Remi Famous Champagne houses View of musée des Beaux-Arts Porte de Mars (Roman ruins) Fort de la Pompelle Place Royale View of Bibliotèque Carnegie
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$467.55
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$467.55
Price varies by group size
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Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Reims with official tour guide

Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Reims with official tour guide

Reims is the capital of the champagne worldwide where you can find all the famous and your favourite champagne houses. It is a great location for champagne lovers and history lovers. Reims has so much to offer. It is the most populated area in the Marme region. It was a very important city during the Roman Empire and it was a very traditional side for the Kings of France. Your private official tour guide will be at your disposition during the 3 hour private tour. You will meet the guide in the main entrance of Reims's Cathedral or in your hotel centrally located. Amongst others, here are a few sites and locations you will enjoy during this private tour: Reims Cathedral Palace of Tau Basilique Saint-Remi View of musée des Beaux-Arts Porte de Mars (Roman ruins) Fort de la Pompelle Place Royale View of Bibliotèque Carnegie Enjoy this private tour of Reims and get to know its most important monuments and sites.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$217.47
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$217.47
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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