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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the Cité du Vin exhibitions are designed to engage visitors of all ages, making it a family-friendly destination.
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.
Photography is permitted in most areas of the Cite du Vin exhibitions, but be sure to respect any restrictions on flash photography.
Cité du Vin exhibitions are wheelchair-accessible and strive to accommodate visitors with disabilities, ensuring an inclusive experience.
Yes, the Cite du Vin exhibitions feature interactive displays and sensory experiences, enhancing your understanding of wine culture.
Cité du Vin often hosts temporary exhibitions in addition to its permanent collection, offering fresh perspectives on wine-related topics.
Yes, you can conveniently purchase Cite du Vin tickets online in advance, avoiding long queues at the museum entrance.
Yes, a cloakroom is available for storing small bags and coats at Cite du Vin, ensuring a comfortable visit.
Cité du Vin offers dining options, including restaurants and cafes, where you can savor delicious meals and wine.
Yes, Cité du Vin often hosts special events, wine tastings, and workshops that provide a deeper connection to the exhibitions and wine culture.
Yes, children are welcome at the Cite du Vin exhibitions, and there are often interactive elements that can be particularly engaging for young visitors.
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.