The "city of wine" theme park opens in France this week. Located just an hour's flight from Paris, this amusement park wants to teach you about the history and values of the wine.

A PLACE TO SEE

The architecture is a journey in itself which leaves no visitor unmoved.

  • A 13,350 m² space split over 10 levels, from toroid to tower
  • The curve of the exterior is also reflected in the interior volumes, spaces and materials
  • A feeling of movement and uninterrupted flow from the inside to the outside of the building
  • The wooden arch of the structure is reminiscent of the frame of a boat and resembles a huge nave
  • A tower 55 metres high

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A PLACE TO VISIT

The immersive, sensory and interactive permanent tour:

  • 3,000 m² containing 19 thematic modules
  • A tour available in eight languages
  • Over 10 hours of visit content through more than 120 audiovisual productions
  • Nearly 100 experts and specialists interviewed to create content
  • A visit lasting around two hours
  • The individual hand-held guide: a truly innovative tool enabling personal discovery of the permanent tour.

Temporary exhibitions: the hall of columns, nearly 700 m² in size, is designed to host two cultural exhibitions per year and an exhibition by a ‘guest wine region’ every summer. It will display works of art from the greatest museums across the globe.

The 35-metre-high belvedere offers a unique way to taste the wines of the world with a panoramic view of Bordeaux and the surrounding area.

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A PLACE TO EXPERIENCE

Rich and varied cultural programming:

  • A 250-seater auditorium for performances and concerts, screenings, conferences and debates.
  • Three tasting areas including an immersive multi-sensory space, and educational workshops for young audiences.
  • A reading room accessible free of charge, offering a very wide range of materials of all kinds related to the world of wine.
  • The 250m² boutique concept store is a modern, stylish space open to all, offering a selection of objects, books, limited edition items, gifts and souvenirs related to the world of wine to treat yourself or someone else.
  • Three different food areas: the panoramic restaurant on the seventh floor and Latitude20.
  • The Wine Routes information area on the ground floor to find out about and book a visit to vineyards in Bordeaux or elsewhere.
  • Freely accessible gardens, a planted area creating a link between La Cité du Vin, the Garonne and the vine’s wild origins.
  • A 90-metre pontoon secured to the banks of the Garonne allows pleasure boats to tie up closer to La Cité du Vin, as well as the creation of water shuttles to enable visitors to travel to vineyards along the river.

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WINE OF MOLDOVA EXHIBITED IN BORDEAUX AT LA CITÉ DU VIN

National Office for Vine and Wine has organized and facilitated the participation of 12 wineries in the permanent exhibition of wines. NOVW’s commitment is to provide 2,500 bottles annually for 3 years for public tastings, presentations and other events for wine lovers worldwide.

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KEY FIGURES

  • 3 years of work in construction phase
  • 19% privately funded and no public funding for operation
  • 450,000 visitors expected every year (Admission tickets are about 20 euro/each)
  • Around €38M of economic activity every year
  • 750 permanent jobs
  • official opening June 1, 2016

More details on the official web page La Cité du Vin