La Cité du Vin, a prestigious building

La Cité du Vin (The City of Wine) has become a must-see location in Bordeaux. Unveiled in 2016, it is a significant symbol of the Bordeaux region, famous for its wine-growing and wine-producing heritage. La Cité du Vin offers an unprecedented sensory discovery into the world of wine.


Architecture with Evocative Shapes

A true architectural masterpiece, La Cité du Vin is loaded with symbols that are very evocative: the vineyard, the movement of wine in a glass. Every detail is thought through, and the architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières have created a truly gorgeous building. In total, 13,350m2 are exclusively devoted to the discovery of oenology. The monument, extending 55 meters into the sky, offers a sweeping view the city of Gironde.

Journey to the Discovery of Wine in All Its States

The regular tour of La Cité offers an incredible journey, through the ages and civilisations, on the secrets of wine. With around 20 interactive and captivating modules, spread over 3000m2 , this visit is a unique experience. As a little bonus, there is an audio guide that allows for interaction within the thematic spaces.

To the Belvédère, to gain some height

Like a lighthouse in Bordeaux, the Belvédère rises 35 meters high and serves as the last stop on the visit with a breathtaking view of the city of Bordeaux and its surrounding vineyards. Another special point of this remarkable view is its unique and majestic decoration which completes the visit in beauty. La Cité du Vin offers also wine tasting with wines coming from vineyards all over the world or with a carefully selected grape juice selected.

A Permanent Living Place

Considered the model in the wine-growing industry across the world, La Cité du Vin is very active in organising cultural and oenological events.
Program includes:
– 2 temporary art exhibitions per year spread across 700m2
– Oeno-cultural workshops for the whole family and any level
– Visits to nearby vineyards
– Events and shows with an abundant and diversified cultural calendar
– Friendly spaces with free access: garden, reading room


Practical Information :


134 Quai de Bacalan  – 33000 BORDEAUX

Opening Hours:

JANUARY – FEBRUARY: open every day 10h00-18h00 (closed Mondays)
MARCH – JUNE: open every day 9h30-19h00
JULY – AUGUST: open every day 9h30-19h30
SEPTEMBER – DECEMBER: open every day 10h00-18h00 and until 19h00 on the weekends, holidays and during school vacation
Closed on 1st January and 25th December.
Average Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours

Entrance Fee:

Full price visit including belvédère starting from 20€


The Cité du Vin received the certificate of the Tourism Office and Disability for the 4 categories of disabilities: hearing, visual, intellectual, and physical disabilities.


Audio Guide available in 8 languages


Available restaurants: restaurant with panoramic view – snack and wine bar

Gift Shop

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