Reims in Marne Département, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Palais du Tau
The Bishop's Palace
Former archdiocese, today museum of the cathedral works and treasure.
Originally the archbishop's residence, the Palais du Tau owes its name to it being shaped like the Greek letter Tau. Shortly before 1500, William Briçonnet endowed a large, bright room of honor with flamboyant decorations which included, among others, feasts of the Coronations. Two centuries later, Charles-Maurice Le Tellier transformed the home to a more classical style. Since 1972, it has been a museum displaying original sculpture, tapestries and the cathedral treasury. In particular, it holds the reliquary of the Holy Ampoule, used for anointing royalty. This miraculous oil associated with the baptism of Clovis was once kept in the Basilica of St.
Erected by la ville de Reims. (Marker Number 2.)
Location. 49° 15.175′ N, 4° 2.015′ E. Marker is in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, in Marne Département. Marker is on Place du Cardinal Luçon just north of Rue des Tournelles, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100, France.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cathédral Notre-Dame (within shouting distance of this marker); Médiathèque Jean Falala (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Maison du Trésorier du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 120 meters away); Cavalcade du sacre des rois de France (about 150 meters away); Edmond Marin la Meslée (about 150 meters away); Chevet de la Cathédral Notre-Dame (about 180 meters away); Musée des Beaux-Arts (about 180 meters away); Porte et Place du Chapitre de la Cathédral (about 210 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Reims.
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