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Rain in Bordeaux! What can you do in Bordeaux when it rains?

Published 11 June 2018

Visiting Bordeaux and the weather is due to take a turn for the worse? Looking for something to do in Bordeaux when it rains? Don’t just feel sorry for yourself and stay on the sofa – come and shelter at La Cité du Vin! There are lots of activities to experience when you want to ignore the bad weather and enjoy a fantastic day.

(Re)visit the permanent tour

Even if it hails, rains or blows a gale, the permanent tour remains open to welcome you to La Cité du Vin. Thanks to its ten hours of content and its twenty interactive themed spaces, you can take your time exploring the cultures and civilisations of wine.

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Taste a glass of wine on the belvedere

As the climax of your visit to the permanent tour, you will have the opportunity to taste a glass of world wine as you enjoy a 360-degree view of Bordeaux.

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Attend a tasting workshop

When it rains in Bordeaux, take advantage of the opportunity to awaken your senses! Attend a tasting workshop at La Cité du Vin and learn more about your five senses as you gain an introduction to oenology.

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Upside down:

The ‘upside down’ wine culture workshop invites you to a topsy-turvy wine tasting: taste before smelling, smell before seeing, test your senses, experiment and learn!

During this hour-long workshop you will taste three wines, calling on each of the senses used in wine tasting in turn: sight, smell and taste. You will leave feeling more confident in your tasting abilities!

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A glass of wine in the markets of the world:

Seated comfortably in an immersive space (360° images, lights, sounds and smells), embark on a journey to the heart of the world’s markets and experiment with pairings between virtual food and real wines. From Asia to America, you will travel four continents with a blind tasting of four wines, immersed in the ambient sounds and smells of the world’s markets.

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Browse a book in the reading room

La Cité du Vin’s reading room offers a wide selection of literary, historic, artistic and even anthropological works relating to the world of wine. This free area open to all also provides access to more than 1600 works echoing the permanent tour.

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