The Cité du Vin: a unique cultural-leisure concept
Sharing certain features with the world of theme parks and museums without embracing all the traditional aspects, the Cité du Vin is a unique environment where the soul of wine is expressed in all its facets: wine as a sculptor of landscapes, wine at the heart of societies, the role of wine in religion and mythology, wine as an inspirer of art, wine as a source of pleasure and sharing...
The Cité du Vin: a place to experience
The Cité du Vin is unique: no other leisure site in the world offers such a comprehensive approach to the relationship between wine and civilization at a universal, cultural and symbolic level.
A must-see for visitors to Bordeaux, it is also a wonderful addition to life in the city for its inhabitants: the Cité du Vin is a place to see, to experience and to visit for anyone who enjoys stimulating, immersive experiences. Visitors can experience the permanent tour, ambitious temporary exhibitions, a cultural programme in the auditorium, workshops and a gift shop. The wines of the world are revealed in all their diversity in the 35-metre high belvedere, the panoramic restaurant, the gourmet snack bar, the wine bar and La Cave wine shop.
The Cité du Vin is also a unique business venue for meetings and events. Private, scalable spaces are available for conferences, meetings, workshops or cocktail parties.
Inside the Cité du Vin: an experience accessible to everyone
The Cité du Vin is the only site in the world to offer the general public such an approach to wine: an experience that manages to be simultaneously entertaining, informative and immersive. As an environment, it aims to be open and accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities, families, and international tourists (with signage in three languages and audio guides in eight languages).
Digital devices, such as the guide for the permanent tour - a unique, innovative audio guide companion - enable everyone's requirements to be satisfied, from young people to wine novices, to connoisseurs. Young and old alike can discover the rich world of wine and its influence on societies and regions all over the world during a period spanning from 6000 BCE to the present day. From mythology to religion, art, the effects of geology, soil and the diversity of vineyard landscapes: wine presents an epic story which has inspired people and shaped their lives for centuries.