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Via Sensoria, a Sensory tasting journey

Via Sensoria is a unique sensory experience: a one-hour tour of the 4 seasons, combining artistic proposals and seasonal beverage pairings. In a small group (maximum 15 people), accompanied by a sommelier, you'll taste 4 wines from around the world (or original non-alcoholic drinks) specially associated with the world of art and the 4 seasons.

Practical information

Booking a time slot

You need to choose a day and time to buy your ticket. 
Please arrive in front of the Via Sensoria room (on the 1st floor) 10 minutes before the reserved time. Latecomers will not be able to take part in the experiment.

Important information

The Via Sensoria experience is different from and complementary to that of the Permanent Exhibition and requires a dedicated ticket.

If you wish to access the Cité du Vin Belvedere, you must purchase a ticket for the Permanent Exhibition. And thanks to the combined ticket, you benefit from a 30% discount on the Exhibition.

Via Sensoria can be enjoyed as a family (from 6 years old), but we would remind parents that they remain responsible for their children's good behaviour, so as not to disrupt the experience of the other participants.

Sessions in English. You can also find sessions in French and Spanish.

Drinks tasted
  • In the spring pavilion, a sparkling wine made from the Italian Conegliano Valdobbiadene region or an apple-lavender fizz (sparkling drink)
  • In the summer pavilion, a rosé wine from Provence, or iced tea with hibiscus
  • In the autumn pavilion, a red wine of Shyraz variety from South Australia or a blueberry syrup
  • In the winter pavilion, a sweet wine of Sauternes and Barsac or a kiwi juice. A chocolate with yuzu and ginger notes will accompany these tastings.

You will be accompanied by a sommelier throughout the tour, in groups of no more than 15 people.

Wine tastings are reserved for over-18s, with non-alcoholic drinks available for minors. Children aged 6 and over are welcome on Via Sensoria, in a calm atmosphere that respects the experience of other visitors! Via Sensoria is not recommended for very young children.

To find out more

Via Sensoria is a soothing experience, a sensory interlude where four artistic universes echo surprising tastings of wines from four regions of the world or non-alcoholic drinks, combined with visual, sound, olfactory and poetic creations.

This is not a tasting workshop, nor is it a traditional or immersive exhibition. It's a unique sensory experience!

The experience takes place over an hour, accompanied by a wine expert.

Whether you're a beginner or a novice, a wine lover or not, adults and children alike can get to grips with this journey which, far from the conventional codes of wine tasting, offers surprising combinations of artistic environments and a selection of wines from around the world and non-alcoholic beverages.

6 original poems, specially created for this experience, also punctuate the route, to complete this dreamlike work.

Via Sensoria takes you on a journey to the rhythm of the seasons, with a relaxing offer that's resolutely turned towards nature. From dawn to dusk, take a day-long journey through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.


The Sensory tasting journey "Via Sensoria" has been awarded the ‘Exceptional Offer’ distinction in the Art, Culture and Know-How category by the 2024 Wine Tourism Awards (Terre de Vins).


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Created by GEDEON Programmes for the Cité du Vin, with the artistic assistance of set designers Sylvain Roca and Julia Dessirier (Atelier Sylvain Roca), director Olivier Brunet, composer Christian Holl, poet Nami Moukheiber, and the design studios Sabir (graphic design) and Aura Studio (lighting design).