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Parfait de propreté, hôtel charmant, nous y retournerons avec un grand plaisir !
Hotel confortable avec en plus les chaînes canal , accueil excellent
offre petit déjeuner tout à fait satisfaisante mais pour nous qui avons consommé un croissant [...]
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Visit the Palais de Tau

Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Au Tambour to discover the Palais de Tau and the Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral

The Palais de Tau is a former archiepiscopal palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This museum now presents to the public the treasures of the Cathedral of Reims. You can admire an impressive collection of period sculptures and tapestries from the 15th and 16th centuries. Objects from the last coronation of King Charles X are also exposed.

The origin of the Palace of tau

The Palace owes its name to its plan, which in the Middle Ages was T-shaped (Tau in Greek). Originally, the Palais de Tau was the residence of the archbishop of the city. It was later transformed into a court and then a stock exchange during the French Revolution.

Damaged by a fire at the beginning of World War I, the building was restored and turned into a museum. Located to the right of the cathedral, the palace was the residence of kings for their coronation. The royal procession left the palace, and the feast was held in the great hall of the banquet.

Admire the Palais de Tau

Today, the Palais du Tau houses the Musée de l'œuvre de Notre-Dame. It also houses the cathedral treasury and some of the church's original statuary.

The most remarkable items in the royal treasury include:
  • Charlemagne's talisman (9th century)
  • The chalice of Saint Remi (12th century)
From 1 January 2023, the Palais du Tau will be undergoing renovation work. The works will last 2 years. The museum is due to reopen in 2025.
The museum will therefore no longer be open to the public.

However, you will still be able to visit the shop, which will remain open. You can also take part in one of the guided tours of the Cathedral's towers.

Practical information 

Palais du Tau
2, place du Cardinal Luçon
B.P. 2062
51072 REIMS Cedex

Book your hotel in Reims 

Ideally located for exploring Reims, the Hôtel Au Tambour is a 10-minute walk from the train station and around 20 minutes' walk from the iconic Reims Cathedral and the Palais du Tau.
A perfect location for enjoying Reims' rich heritage. 

The 3-star Hôtel Au Tambour will win you over with its 23 rooms renovated in soft tones.

In season, you can enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as a hammam and a lovely sunny terrace! Ideal for breakfast or a glass of champagne! 

Don't wait any longer! Book your stay now on our website, so you can be sure of always getting the best rate!