Wine has sculpted lands, culture and mankind around the world over the years so the Cité du Vin was founded in 2016 with one sole goal: To protect, promote and pass on this priceless legacy.
Run by the Foundation for Wine Culture and Civilisations, La Cité du Vin is the absolute must-do on your break in the Bordeaux vineyards. Just picture centuries of history in a glass case.
Set sail on a unique adventure through time and continents alongside your tour companion, a device enabling you to explore La Cité du Vin’s permanent exhibition at your own pace: a digital and sensory experience suitable for everyone.
Tuck into a regional meal washed down by 500 wine options on La Cité du Vin’s 7th floor which serves non-stop!
La Cité’s ground floor is home to le Latitude20 whose 3-in-1 eatery is open all day: 1 cellar with almost 800 types of wine (not many then!), a brasserie and a wine bar all in a cosy contemporary setting.
The cherry on the cake? End your trip with a tasting on La Cité du Vin’s belvedere… The view of Bordeaux from the top floor is simply breath-taking!
You can’t miss La Cité du Vin, it’s a key part of Bordeaux’s architectural heritage. Its statement structure lets your imagination run wild. A constantly moving gold setting inspired by a curvaceous and sensual rootstock.
The building was designed by XTU architects and British exhibition designers Casson Mann with one goal in common: make La Cité du Vin a majestic and iconic building.
Aside from the permanent exhibition, La Cité du Vin is constantly evolving, it’s alive with discovery and culture.
It hosts exciting cultural events all year round: concerts, conferences, gourmet film nights, screenings, debates and more. An all-round schedule that’s updated every season!
Learn, taste, smell, touch… soak up La Cité du Vin’s year-round workshops. There are six themes for all ages and audiences whether you’re a novice, enthusiast, connoisseur or child. We won’t tell you any more, just try it for yourself!
Get together or relax with a coffee or comic at La Cité. There are over 1500 publications about the world of wine available for you to read: all in 5 languages to browse on-site.
As you can see, temporary exhibitions, exciting cultural events, themed workshops, a reading room, shop and café make La Cité du Vin a hive of life and culture for everyone!