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Bordeaux: the City and its wines

The Permanent exhibition

In Bordeaux, city and wine are bound in a strong, almost intimate relationship reflected throughout history. Discover the intersecting trajectories of the city and its landscapes, or how a great commercial port gave birth to a land of mythical wine. Bordeaux residents have cultivated vines and produced, shipped and tasted wine for more than two thousand years...

Wine and the wine trade have left their mark throughout society, created new jobs, and had a deep impact on the city’s urban planning and architecture: structure of districts, dock facades, wine stores, merchant residences and more.

Discover the mark which wine has left on the city and landscapes of Bordeaux.

Watch as Bordeaux evolves over the eras, choosing an emblematic figure to be your ‘guide’: artist, inhabitant or famous traveller. Discover legendary locations such as the medieval port of Tropeyte, the Chartrons district in the 17th century, the Mitchell glass factory or 19th-century barrel stores.

Discover the mark which wine has left on the city and landscapes of Bordeaux.

 

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