Vine, Wine & Civilizations


An invitation to travel through time and space, discovering the civilizations of wine!
With its permanent exhibition based on digital and interactive technologies, its various tasting experiences, its cultural events and living spaces (stores, restaurants), the Cité du Vin celebrates the world’s vineyards through their cultural, civilizational, heritage and universal dimensions. Visitors from all walks of life are invited to take a spectacular journey around the world, through the ages and across cultures!

The permanent exhibition, the heart of the Cité du Vin experience, takes visitors on a 3,000 m² journey through the history of winegrowing, which has inspired people and shaped their lives and territories for thousands of years. History, geography, arts, sciences, oenology, art of living, … wine can be discovered in all its many facets in 18 different themed areas, to be browsed freely with no imperative direction of visit (on the 2ᵉ floor of the building).

La Cité du Vin has been awarded the Tourism & Handicap label since its opening, the Sustainable Entertainment (CSR) label in 2022, and the NF Environnement-Sites de visite certification in 2021. It is managed and developed by the Fondation pour la culture et les civilisations du vin (recognized as a public utility), whose mission is to make the universal, living heritage that is wine accessible to as many people as possible.
La Cité du Vin is located in Bordeaux, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of France. World-renowned for its vineyards, Bordeaux is also renowned for its art de vivre and historic heritage, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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