France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Palais de Tau Museum, Reims
A visit to this museum provides a nice complement to the Cathédrale Notre-Dame.

 
   

 

The Palais de Tau, right next to the Cathédrale de Notre-dame de Reims, was once the archbishop's residence.

It's now a museum holding artifacts and exhibits relating to the cathedral, especially its architecture, development and repair over the centuries, and the coronations of France's kings from 1223 to 1825.

Some of the cathedral's earliest and most notable statues and carvings are here, having been removed for preservation and replaced with copies.

Statue of Saint Jean, Palais de Tau, Reims
13th century head of Saint Jean, from the north tower of the Cathedral. The original statue was destroyed in 1914 and replaced with a copy in 1958.

The museum houses coronation robes, splendid tapestries and, in the Treasury, precious artifacts.

Palais de Tau
Tel: +33 (0) 3 26 47 81 79



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Visitors at the Palais de Tau, Reims, France

Above, Visitors head to the Palais de Tau, a museum about the Cathédrale de Notre-Dame, Reims.

Below, Bust of a smiling angel, Palais de Tau.

 

Smiling angel, Palais de Tau, Reims, France

 

 

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