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Activities at La Cité du Vin this summer

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Just a few miles from the Dune du Pilat, the Bay of Arcachon, the Atlantic beaches and the vineyards, stop off at La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, a unique cultural venue dedicated to wine throughout the ages and around the world. With family, friends, alone or just the two of you, immerse yourself in the cultures and civilisations of wine and enjoy a unique experience, a must during your stay in Nouvelle Aquitaine. Discover the summer programme!

Must-sees at La Cité du Vin

The Permanent Tour and the Belvedere

The Permanent Tour, an area of more than 3000m2 on the 2nd floor of La Cité du Vin, is the main attraction.  With your digital Travelling Companion, explore the 19 themed areas at your own pace and discover wine as a universal, cultural and living heritage through history, science, art, geography, archaeology and oenology, etc.  

End your visit at the Belvedere, on the 8th floor of La Cité du Vin, with a glass of world wine (or organic grape juice) and a panoramic view of Bordeaux city!

Open daily from 10am to 7pm.
Prices: from €20
Average duration of visit: 2 to 3 hours

New! Discover the themed tours
Starting 12 July 2018, you can visit the Permanent Tour by following one of four themed tours, tailored to your profile, interests and the time you have to spare!

  • The Essentials: to ensure you don’t miss the main areas
  • Feast your Eyes: the most spectacular highlights of the Permanent Tour
  • Juniors Tour: ideal for 7 to 12 year olds.
  • Making Wine: learn more about wine production.

With your Permanent Tour + Belvedere ticket, choose your theme at the entrance to the Tour and follow the suggested path!

Starting 1 August 2018: Wine-grower’s siesta
Settled comfortably in your lounger in a secluded area, discover your own biological rhythm during the wine-grower's siesta
Daily at 2.30pm in the La Fayette lounges.
Free same-day admission with your ticket to the Permanent Tour + Belvedere.

Book your no-queue ticket

Wine workshops

La Cité du Vin is organising tasting workshops throughout the summer.  Whether you are a novice or an expert, with children or just adults, tasting, sensory and cultural experiences await you to continue your exploration of the cultures and civilisations of wine.
Discover the workshops & guided tours

Useful tip: combined tickets

Can’t decide between the permanent Tour and a workshop?  Thanks to the combined ticket, you can book the Permanent Tour + Belvedere with the workshop or guided tour of your choice at a special rate!
Book your combined ticket


Family visits to the La Cité du Vin

Despite appearances, La Cité du Vin is also suited to visitors with children! Whether you opt for the Permanent Tour or a family or kids’ workshop, your children will experiment with their senses and learn lots of new things!


  • Although reading is essential for many of the experiences, under 7s can still smell, look and just enjoy a unique adventure!
  • For 7 to 12 year-olds, the ‘Children’s Tour’ will guide them through the themed areas and offer a fun experience just for them.  They will discover the cultures and civilisations of wine in a fun way!
  • Children over 12 can follow the tour at their own pace, depending on their interests!

Adult ticket prices for the Permanent Tour + Belvedere: from €20 (e-tickets available online)
Young person (7 to 17 years): €9 (e-tickets available online)
Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children from 7 to 17 years): €50 (e-tickets available online)
Free admission for under 6s (free ticket to be collected on site)

Book your family pack


Discover the family workshop Something for Every Taste! A unique way to explore your senses with the family.
Daily at 4.30pm
Duration: 1 hr
Admission price for 1 adult and 1 child over 6 years: €17.00​

Book the workshop

Discover the kids’ workshop, Tastes and Colours, for children from 7 to 12 years.  With the help of a cultural presenter, your kids will take their first steps in tasting through games and sensory experiments.
Suggestion: you can leave your children safely at the workshop while you enjoy a 1-hour adult workshop or a visit to the Permanent Tour!
Daily at 2pm
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins
Price: €9.00​

Book the workshop

Prepare your visit to La Cité du Vin

This summer, La Cité du Vin is open to visitors daily from 10am to 7pm. Discover our restaurants and boutiques also!

For practical information and to prepare your visit:

Enjoy your visit to La Cité du Vin!