La Cité du Vin, "a world of cultures", has opened in Bordeaux June 1st.

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The Cité du Vin, an amazing international wine hub, has just opened its doors to the public next June. It was inaugurated by French President, François Hollande, and Alain Juppé, former Prime Minister, Mayor of Bordeaux.

This unique wine cultural centre will offer visitors a lot of interactive features for the visitors with the objective of explaining people in a fun way what wine is about, where it comes from, how it is produced in the different parts of the world… The building hosts a 3,000m² permanent exhibition with 19 differently themed spaces to recount the history of wine from 6,000BC to the present day.

Visits will consist in a mix between the permanent tour, and temporary exhibitions, (the first one giving carte blanche to photograph artist Isabelle Rozenbaum, who will be presenting her view of the building adventure) and will all end the Belvedere wine bar on the top floor of the Cité du Vin, with a panoramic view of Bordeaux and its river, where a glass of wine will be offered.

Other facilities will be accessible on site, among which a restaurant, a tapas bar, a wine store that will stock bottles from almost 80 countries, and a 250-seater auditorium to welcome theatrical and musical events...

Read more about La Cité du Vine-ticketing for visits are available on-line!

Photo credit: Pascal Calmettes