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La Cité du Vin, a vital part of any French wine tourism trip!

Published 23 April 2019

Want to out more about French wine tourism but don’t know where to start? Interested in or passionate about the worlds of vineyards and enology?

Wine enthusiasts, look no further: come to Bordeaux, wine capital of the world!

Explore La Cité du Vin, the emblem of Bordeaux!

Described as the flagship of Bordeaux wine tourism, the symbol of the city, and even as a Wine Theme Park, La Cité du Vin cannot help but captivate visitors. If your journey will be taking you via southwest France, La Cité du Vin is the must-see stop on your French wine tourism tour.

Entirely devoted to the world of wine, it presents its cultural and universal heritage via different themes, such as the history of civilizations, vineyards across the world, encounters with virtual professionals, depictions of wine through the millennia and cultures, and of course the opportunity to enjoy a sensorial introduction to wine-tasting at workshops, as well as to taste the very best wines. The Belvedere and its panoramic views of Bordeaux represent the high point of any visit, where you can taste a glass of wine from some of the world’s best vineyards.

Whether you are a confirmed wine connoisseur or a beginner, with your partner, friends or family, La Cité du Vin offers up the keys to understanding the secrets of the Bordeaux vineyards and will take you on an astonishing journey that is guaranteed to delight. An experience not to be missed!
Take advantage of your summer break for a wine tourism trip to La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, and take your eyes and taste buds on a journey!

Good plan!

Save time by booking your queue-jump ticket online. This will give you direct access to La Cité du Vin’s permanent exhibition on the second floor without having to queue at the ticket office. This dated ticket offers access to the permanent tour and the Belvedere on the eight floor, where you can admire panoramic views of Bordeaux and enjoy a glass of wine from some of the world’s best vineyards.

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Some suggestions to extend your wine tourism trip to Bordeaux...

If a visit to La Cité du Vin makes you want to find out more, take advantage of your time in Bordeaux and arrange a trip to its vineyards along the wine route or visit some remarkable wine chateaus: very different experiences that will complement your visit to La Cité du Vin!