Wine wonderland, La Cité du Vin, opens in Bordeaux
La Cité du Vin, in English, City of Wine boasts 20 themed areas and exhibits, a 250-seat auditorium for screenings and classes, expert-led tasting sessions, and a boat ride that shows what it was like to be a sea merchant sailing across the globe, selling wine.
The building itself is also visually stunning. It was created by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières and was designed to be a “space shaped by symbols of identity: gnarled vine stock, wine swirling in a glass…” according to the attraction’s website. “Every detail of the architecture evokes wine’s soul and liquid nature.”
La Cité du Vin will open in the Bordeaux wine region on June 1 with entry tickets priced at $22.