La Cité du Vin (City of Wine) located on the banks of the Garonne river in Bordeaux, France, is opening on June 1, 2016. A new wine-themed park celebrating the culture of wine and its history, welcoming close to 450,000 visitors every year.
The architectural design of the actual museum is a powerful expression of curves, symbolizing motion of wine in a glass, coiled grapevine and swirls of Garonne river. The creation takes you to the height of emotional and visionary experience of wine tasting, designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from XTU architects.
The sensational venue offers interactive knowledge, tours and temporary exhibitions. You will have access to technological tool during your visit, offered in 8 languages, which it can be tailored to your profile.
Things to do during your visit:
There will be two temporary exhibitions each year on variety of cultural and artistic themes, from leading museums and private collections. Each year, a “guest wine region” of the world will showcase its cultural wealth and its history. The Thomas Jefferson auditorium (250 places) and the conference areas will host shows, concerts, cinema screenings, meetings and seminars.
Spent time in The reading room, where you can immerse in the magical realm of multilingual books, and multi-media publications related to world of wine or visit the concept store, La Cité du Vin boutique for a treat.
Enjoy a selection of tapas from around the world and more than 50 different wines by the glass at Latitude20 or explore Le 7 panoramic restaurant with a serene and striking view over Bordeaux while tasting more than 500 wines from around the world and a selection of seasonal regional produce.
Stroll around La Cité du Vin gardens and enjoy the scent of fresh air.
The admission fee of 20 euros for adults (8 euros for kids, who are welcome), includes: the permanent tour, a ‘travel companion’, an innovative tool in 8 languages, access to La Cité du Vin’s Belvedere, where you will discover a 360° view of Bordeaux whilst tasting a glass of world wine (50 ml).
Happy Wine Tasting.