The Cité du Vin located in the Bacalan district, is the place to be in Bordeaux. It is a museum that offers an immersive and interactive experience on the theme of wine and oenology. Inaugurated in 2016, it is a striking symbol of the Bordeaux region, strong of its wine and winemaking heritage.
The Cité du Vin offers a unique sensory immersion in the world of wine, symbol of Bordeaux, the region, but also of France in the world. Exhibitions, tastings, cultural discoveries, visitors are immersed in the warm and cosy atmosphere inspired by wine. An invitation to travel, the architecture of the building plunges you into the history of wine and vineyards, both in Bordeaux and abroad.
A true architectural masterpiece, the Cité du Vin building is distinguished by its shape of an inverted carafe. The building is loaded with symbols very evocative of the world of the vine and wine: vine stock, movement of wine in a glass.
In total, 13,350 m² are exclusively dedicated to the discovery of oenology. The monument, culminating at 55 meters in the sky, offers a global vision on the city of Gironde. The construction was completed in 2016 and the inauguration took place on June 1st of the same year.
Inside the building, visitors can discover permanent and temporary exhibitions, multimedia installations, wine tastings and interactive workshops on different aspects of wine. The museum also offers a unique sensory tour that allows visitors to discover the smells and flavors of wine, as well as a panoramic view of the city of Bordeaux from the belvedere located at the top of the building. You will be able to admire the Pey-Berland Tower, the Grand Théâtre and the banks of the Garonne River, not to mention the vineyards that surround the city of Bordeaux.
The program of the permanent tour of the Cité is an incredible journey to the heart of the secrets of wine through the ages and civilizations. Built around 20 interactive and captivating modules spread over 3000 square meters, the visit is a unique experience. In addition, an audio guide to interact with the thematic spaces.
It’s no surprise that National Geographic ranks the Cité du Vin as the 7th best museum in the world. They were not mistaken, the museum offers a spectacular journey around the wine, the vineyard but also on the art and culture around the wine. The place is accessible to a general public, adults as well as children, with the objective of popularizing the culture of wine in the world and introducing it to visitors. Travelers will have an incredible sensory, olfactory and gustatory experience during their visit to the Cité du Vin.
Like a lighthouse in the city of Bordeaux, the Belvedere rises to 35 meters to complete the visit of the city with a breathtaking view of the city of Bordeaux and its surrounding vineyards. Another particularity of this remarkable viewpoint is its atypical and majestic decor which ends the visit in beauty. The icing on the cake, the Cité du Vin offers a tasting of a glass of wine from vineyards in France or around the world or a carefully selected grape juice. Take the time to taste the different wines of France in this timeless space
Considered as the reference in the wine field in France and in the world, the Cité du Vin is active in the organization of cultural and oenological events.
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Are you passing through Bordeaux for a day, a weekend or several days? Discover the city of Bordeaux and its architecture. Bordeaux has a common history with wine, take the time to discover it through the different exhibitions of the Cité du Vin, but also through the discovery of its greatest monuments. While boarding our tourist bus, you will discover the city, its history and its various anecdotes. The visit is commented by an audio-guide in several languages. Traveling with your children? We have adapted our guided tours to suit all audiences.
Depending on the season, you will have the choice between several tours. In the summer, discover Bordeaux in a more intimate way, by circulating in the city center, you will be able to discover the different districts of the city and its monuments. All year round, you can discover Bordeaux on board our panoramic bus, driving from one bank to another to discover the most important monuments of Bordeaux.
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