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Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Exhibitions at Cite du Vin

Why See the Cite du Vin Exhibitions?

Cite Du Vin Exhibitions
  • Cultural Immersion: Cité du Vin's exhibitions offer an immersive journey into the world of wine, exploring its history, art, and traditions.
  • Interactive Displays: Engage with interactive displays that allow you to smell, touch, and even taste different wine-related elements, enhancing your sensory experience.
  • Global Perspective: Discover wines from around the world, gaining insight into diverse winemaking regions, grape varieties, and techniques.
  • Educational Experience: Learn about wine production, from vine to bottle, and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of winemaking.
  • Breathtaking Architecture: Marvel at the stunning, modern architecture of the building, which resembles wine swirling in a glass, making it a visual delight.

Permanent Exhibitions at Cite du Vin

Bordeaux City & Vineyard - Cite Du Vin Exhibition

Bordeaux City & Vineyard

Explore the ‘Bordeaux City & Vineyard’ to discover the city and how wine has become an integral part of its culture. Learn how a large commercial port gave rise to a region of fabled wine by following the paths of the metropolis and its environs. Get to know more about the intimate relationship that the city shares with wine using the interactive tables.

Epic Tale of Bordeaux - Cite Du Vin Exhibition

Epic Tale of Bordeaux

At the spectacular audio-visual film exhibition ‘Epic Tale of Bordeaux, visitors learn about the history of Bordeaux. History, politics, winemaking brotherhoods, territory acquisition, technological advances, and economic ingenuity are just some of the fascinating aspects of this fascinating saga that is brought to life in this amazing film screening.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Vineyards from the Skies

Vineyards from the Skies

You'll soar over approximately 20 wine areas throughout the globe in 17 nations in this video exhibition, which is projected onto three gigantic screens with three angles. Let yourself be swept away by the breathtaking variety and stunning aesthetics of the world's vineyards.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Wine Plants

Wine Plants

This exhibition provides a learning experience for all the visitors. At this exhibition, a variety of interactive globes allow you to explore notable wine-making areas. Take a trip down memory lane to learn about how climate and conquests have impacted the distribution of plants and wine types.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Winegrowers & Terriers

Winegrowers & Terriers

At the Winegrowers & Terriers exhibition, get to immerse yourself in the world of terroir by listening to the stories of Thirty winemakers from 10 different locations. Find yourself lost in this interactive exhibition as the winemakers describe their experiences in the vineyard on interactive tables displaying rugged vine terrain.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition In the Vines

In the Vines

At the ‘In the vines’ exhibition, learn about some of the world's best grape varietals and how they react to different climates. The ‘In the vines’ exhibition uses different touch screens on a stylized vine separated into three areas that can be accessed by tapping on the screen to educate the audience about climate change and its effect on wine production.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Winemaking

Winemaking

At Cite du Vin, visitors get to learn about wine, especially as it hosts workshops and exhibitions focusing on winemaking. To better understand each step in the winemaking process, there are three exhibits: a vat room, winery, and wine cellar. Visitors love this exhibition as they get to take in the wonderful smells that fill each room.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Six Wine Families

Six Wine Families

The ‘Six Wine Families’ exhibition lets you explore the six different wine families or types of wines. The variety of the world's wines is shown via imaginative and one-of-a-kind portraiture, innovative packaging and production techniques, production and bottling regions, use, and even economic dimensions.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Gallery Of Civilizations

Gallery Of Civilizations

To learn more about the history of the world's most ancient civilizations, you may explore the ten rooms of the ‘Gallery Of Civilizations’ exhibition. At this permanent exhibition, visitors get to know about the wine from ancient Egyptian tombs to 19th-century Bordeaux châteaux, from a Greek feast to an ancient Roman tavern.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Across The Seas

Across The Seas

The ‘Across The Seas’ audio-visual exhibition is about the wine trade through the seas. Visitors will set out on a historical adventure with four ports of call across the oceans of the globe on a commercial ship. In an 18th-century English sloop, you'll cruise via Bordeaux to London, then on to Japan, and explore the rich heritage and culture alongside.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Wine Trend Alley

Wine Trend Alley

At the ‘Wine Trend Alley’ exhibition, discover the modern trends in wine culture. With a wide range of creative and unique wine labels, bottles, and packaging, ultra-modern winemaking facilities, vault-like bottle shops, 'linked' bistros in all corners of the globe, and more, learn how designers are always reimagining wine as a grand spectacle.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition One On One With The Experts

One On One With The Experts

There's no better place to get answers to your burning questions than in the company of some of the greatest minds in the world. Interact with famous critics, brilliant chefs, sommeliers, as well as world-renowned doctors, lawyers, and religious and philosophical leaders, all ready to answer your queries about wines.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition The Buffet Of Five Senses

The Buffet Of Five Senses

At Cite du Vin, to enjoy wine, you don't have to be an expert. In ‘The Buffet Of Five Senses’ exhibition,  unlock the secrets of wine tasting as you try a variety of wines at each table to discover their unique scents and flavors. Learn the finer points of wine tasting, experiment with food and wine combinations, or put your memory to the test.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition A Matter Of Taste

A Matter Of Taste

At the ‘A Matter Of Taste’ exhibition, you'll dine at an unexpected table in the presence of historical luminaries from different eras and hear impassioned discussion about the best wines they've ever had. Learn how certain wine types have evolved through time and how the dedication of wine enthusiasts has made certain wines indisputable stars for generations.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Dinner Is Served

Dinner Is Served

At the ‘Dinner Is Served’ exhibition, celebrate wine as a way of life and become familiar with the various methods of distributing wine alongside columnist Ariane Massenet. To learn more about France's intangible legacy, you may also pay heed to Michelin chef Darroze's explanation of the French culinary experience.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Equivocal Wine

Equivocal Wine

Excessive wine drinking is shown in a variety of artistic, musical, literary, and cinematic works. Learn the effects of excess wine consumption at the ‘Equivocal Wine’ exhibition and how it has affected artistic creativity. In this exhibition, we get to explore the complicated link between alcohol, personality, and society via the arts.

Wine & Love - Cite Du Vin Exhibition

Wine & Love

Open only to guests who are 18 and above, at the ‘Wine & Love’ exhibition, Uncover the most licentious elements of wine by peering through peepholes into astonishing pieces of art. Wine and love are depicted in a variety of surreal works of art that span the ages. At this exhibition, discover the relationship between wine and love as seen by artistic talents.

Cite Du Vin Exhibition Divine Wine

Divine Wine

Sit back and let the images of holy art take you away. At the ‘Divine Wine’ exhibition, explore the relationship between wine and different faiths across the globe. Learn more about the topic from the images of wine as seen in frescoes, tinted glass panels, paintings, and miniatures throughout Greco-Roman folklore and Christianity. 

How To Book Tickets to the Cite du Vin Exhibitions?

For an enjoyable visit to Cite du Vin, plan ahead and book tickets online. It guarantees a hassle-free experience to explore the exhibitions at the center.

  • Advance Booking: Ensure a hassle-free experience by reserving your Cité du Vin tickets in advance, sparing yourself the inconvenience of sold-out dates.
  • Convenience: Enjoy the convenience of buying your Cité du Vin tickets online, eliminating the need to queue up, giving you more time to enjoy the exhibitions.
  • Discounts: Keep an eye out for exclusive deals and promotions, guaranteeing you the most value for your money when exploring the captivating displays at Cité du Vin.



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All Your Questions About Cite du Vin Exhibitions Answered

Are the exhibitions at Cite du Vin suitable for all ages?

Yes, the Cité du Vin exhibitions are designed to engage visitors of all ages, making it a family-friendly destination.

How long does it take to explore all the Cite du Vin exhibitions?

The time needed to explore all the Cite du Vin exhibitions can vary, but plan for at least 2-3 hours to fully enjoy the experience.

Can I take photographs at the Cite du Vin exhibitions?

Photography is permitted in most areas of the Cite du Vin exhibitions, but be sure to respect any restrictions on flash photography.

Are the Cite du Vin exhibitions accessible for individuals with disabilities?

Cité du Vin exhibitions are wheelchair-accessible and strive to accommodate visitors with disabilities, ensuring an inclusive experience.

Are there interactive elements in the Cite du Vin exhibitions?

Yes, the Cite du Vin exhibitions feature interactive displays and sensory experiences, enhancing your understanding of wine culture.

Are there temporary exhibitions alongside permanent ones at Cite du Vin?

Cité du Vin often hosts temporary exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection, offering fresh perspectives on wine-related topics.

Can I purchase Cite du Vin tickets online in advance?

Yes, you can conveniently purchase Cite du Vin tickets online in advance, avoiding long queues at the museum entrance.

Is there a cloakroom facility available for bags and coats at Cite du Vin?

Yes, a cloakroom is available for storing small bags and coats at Cite du Vin, ensuring a comfortable visit.

Are there dining options within the Cite du Vin premises?

Cité du Vin offers dining options, including restaurants and cafes, where you can savor delicious meals and wine.

Are there any special events or workshops related to the exhibitions hosted at Cite du Vin?

Yes, Cité du Vin often hosts special events, wine tastings, and workshops that provide a deeper connection to the exhibitions and wine culture.

Can I bring children to the Cite du Vin exhibitions?

Yes, children are welcome at the Cite du Vin exhibitions, and there are often interactive elements that can be particularly engaging for young visitors.

Is there a gift shop where I can purchase souvenirs at Cite du Vin?

Yes, there is a gift shop at Cite du Vin where you can find a wide range of wine-related souvenirs and memorabilia to take home.