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What's up at La Cité du Vin in August ?

Published 02 August 2017

During the summer holidays, La Cité du Vin proposes you a variety of guided tours and discovery workshops aimed at families, adults, wine amateurs and connoisseurs, allowing you to awaken all your senses.

Workshops and guided tours around the "Georgia, cradle of viticulture" exhibition

adult workshop: "Georgia, between tradition and modernity" (French speaking)

Come and discover the cradle of wine, between time-old tradition and modernity, during a tasting workshop. From ancestral techniques with amphoras to modern technology, three wines will recount the history of a country that has been living to the rhythm of its wine for 8,000 years.

Every Saturday at 5pm - Duration: 1hr - Full rate (entrance ticket to the exhibition included) €20.00 / Season ticket holders €16.00  More details

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kids workshop: "investigations in georgia" (FRENCH SPEAKING)

After discovering the different specialisations of archaeology (ceramics, palynology etc.), children will step into the shoes of one of these specialists to solve an archaeological puzzle about Georgia in teams.

Daily at 11pm, during summer and autumn school holidays - Duration: 1hr30mins - Children aged 6 to 12 - Workshop + exhibition ticket (entrance ticket to the exhibition included) €9.00 More details

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TOUR: "Tasting tour of the Georgia exhibition" (French speaking)

The tour will be led by a cultural mediator and will reveal the unique ties between Georgia and wine. The main themes of this journey through time will be archaeology, royalty, religion and daily life. The visit will end with a wine tasting, revealing all the modernity of Georgian viticulture.

Daily at 4pm, Fridays at 4pm and 6pm during summer and autumn school holidays - Duration: 1hr15mins - Full rate (entrance ticket to the exhibition not included) €6.00 / Season ticket holders €4.80 More details

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Workshops and guided tours of La Cité du Vin

adult workshop: "A Glass of Wine in Markets of the World" (English speaking)

Enjoy a unique tasting experience. Seated comfortably in an immersive space (360° images, lights, sounds and smells), embark on a great journey to the heart of the world’s markets and experiment with pairings between virtual food and real wines.

During the holidays, daily at 2pm – Duration : 1hr - Single ticket €25.00 More details

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adult workshop: "Upside down" (French speaking)

Always wanted to try wine tasting but were afraid to ask? This is the perfect workshop for you! With the help of a presenter you will smell, examine, experiment, play with your senses, and discover that tasting is accessible to all.

Daily at 2pm and every 1st Thursday of the month at 6.30pm – Duration: 1hr - Single ticket €15.00 More details

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adult workshop: "Question of style: Bordeaux" (English speaking)

Come and sample Bordeaux, its history and its identity. Each vineyard’s reputation is built on a style, terroirs, grape varieties, expertise and methods developed by men and women over the course of centuries.

During the holidays at 4pm – Duration: 1hr – Single ticket €15.00 More details

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adult workshop: "the wine of writers" (french speaking)

Come along and meet four authors while tasting three evocative wines. Four authors, who, each in their own style, evoked wine in their work. With Charles Baudelaire as their mentor, Apollinaire will take you to the side of the Rhine, Colette to Burgundy and Cervantes to the vineyards of Madrid.

Weekends, holidays and bank holidays at 11.30am – Duration: 1hr – Single ticket €20.00 More details

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family workshop: "Something for every taste!" (French speaking)

Young and old can enjoy learning about the subtleties of taste with an original tasting session which will awaken all your senses. Touch, aroma and taste experiences will help you understand the origins of taste and the factors affecting how we perceive food. Tasting will no longer hold any secrets for you!

Weekends, holidays and bank holidays : daily at 4.30pm – Duration: 1hr - Parents – children aged 6 to 18 - Price for 1 adult + 1 child €17.00 More details

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TOUR: "La Cité du Vin, spotlight on architecture" (English speaking)

La Cité du Vin, an incredible setting designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of XTU architects. The presenters delve deeper into this exceptional building and its architecture, materials, symbolism and construction. 

Daily at 11am – Duration: 1hr – Single ticket €8.00 More details

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