Palais du Tau

Palais du Tau (HM1M5M)

Location: Reims, Champagne-Ardenne 51100 Marne
Country: France
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N 49° 15.212', E 4° 2.016'

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The Bishop's Palace

Ancienne résidence archiépiscopale, le Palais du Tau doit son nom à son plan en T. Peu avant 1500, Guillaume Briçonnet le dota d'une grande et lumineuse salle d'honneur au décor flamboyant où se tenaient, entre autres, les festins des sacres. Deux siècle plus tard, Charles-Maurice Le Tellier le transforma en palais classique qui abrite depuis 1972 un muse consacré à la statuaire originale, aux tapisseries et au trésor de la cathédrale. On y voit en particulier le reliquaire de la sainte Ampoule destinée aux onctions royales. Cette huile miraculeuse associée au baptême de Clovis était jadis conserve dans la Basilique Saint-Remi, haut lieu de la mémoire des sacres.

Former archdiocese, today museum of the cathedral works and treasure.

English translation:
Originally the archbishop's residence, the Palais du Tau owes its name to it being shaped like the letter T. 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. Remi, the memorial shrine of the coronations.
HM NumberHM1M5M
Marker Number2
Placed ByLa ville de Reims
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31U E 575215 N 5456154
Decimal Degrees49.25353333, 4.03360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 49° 15.212', E 4° 2.016'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds49° 15' 12.72" N, 4° 2' 0.96" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Rue Robert de Coucy, Reims Champagne-Ardenne 51100, FR
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