Visit La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux
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Situated in Bordeaux, the Cité du Vin is a new generation museum where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design. The Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilisations. La Cité du Vin is a must-see experience during any stay in Bordeaux.
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The permanent exhibition to discover the cultureS AND CIVILISATIONS of wine
Embark on a sensory adventure in an open exhibition space occupying more than 3,000 m², nearly 20 different themed areas invite you to take a voyage of discovery and enjoy a unique experience exploring the many and varied facets of wine across time and space.
A visit to the Permanent exhibition also includes the visit companion, a free, innovative tool available in 8 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch) and the access to La Cité du Vin’s Belvedere, where you will discover a 360° view of Bordeaux whilst tasting a glass of world wine or grape juice.
If you prefer to be guided through the Permanent exhibition, our teams have designed four different themed visits.
If the Permanent exhibition is the heart of the visit, the Cité du Vin has plenty of other experiences in store. In an area of more than 700m², La Cité du Vin is organising a big temporary exhibition each spring on varying cultural and artistic themes, bringing together works of art from leading international museums and private collections.
In 2020, The Cité du Vin deals with mythology in its new temporary artistic exhibition: Drinking with the gods, which aims to reveal the links established between wine, gods and men.
Live unique experiences at the Cité du Vin
TASTING WORKSHOPS TO DISCOVER WINE
Whether you are a wine connoisseur or a total novice, take part in a unique experience with the Cité du Vin cultural workshops! Test your senses, widen your tasting perspective, get to know about wines without any fears, learn to distinguish aromas and to combine food and wine effortlessly. Themed wine-tasting workshops, including a multi-sensory area, are on offer all year round, as well as educational workshops specially designed for youngsters.
PAUSE FOR A BITE TO EAT
Prolongez l'expérience gastronomique de la Cité et poussez la porte de nos restaurants et boutiques :
La Cité du Vin Boutique : a concept store showcasing a selection of objects, books, limited edition items, gifts and souvenirs linked to the world of wine, treats for yourself or gifts for others.
- Le 7 panoramic restaurant : on the 7th floor of the Cité du Vin, enjoy an exceptional view over Bordeaux while tasting a selection of seasonal regional produce, accompanied by a list of more than 500 wines from around the world.
- Latitude20 : a wine bar with more than 50 different wines by the glass and a selection of tapas from around the world, a snack bar with a big choice of snacks for any time of day and a worldwide wine cellar with more than 14,000 bottles from more than 80 wine producing countries.
Around the building, walk through the Cité du Vin gardens, a green space ideal for a breath of fresh air and to enjoy the atmosphere of the city, the river and the quays.
And if you would like to prolong this wine experience, don’t hesitate to drop in at the Wine Tours desk in the entrance hall of the Cité du Vin, the departure point for excursions on the river or by road to the Bordeaux vineyards.
Be it for a few hours, a day, or an evening, the Cité du Vin welcomes you to a genuinely living space open to all. Thanks to a varied and tailor-made cultural offering, the Cité du Vin is an essential part of a weekend in Aquitaine or a holiday in the Gironde, an original option for an outing in Bordeaux or an experience for the family or with friends.
Welcome to a world of cultures,
welcome to the Cité du Vin.