Bordeaux is the undisputed capital city of the wine world and the heart of a region with some 2000 years of wine-making traditions. With the opening on June 01, 2016 of La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux reaffirms its status as one of the world’s top wine destinations. The brand new La Cité du Vin is the only cultural center in the world offering an approach to wine to a wide audience. It will certainly also attract attention thanks to it’s audacious architecture and exposition space inside.

La Cité du Vin - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux – Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

The architecture and scenic design of La Cité du Vin were created by Parisian architects XTU and English museum design experts Casson Mann Limited. It’s powerfully expressive form is supposed to capture the spirit of wine and its fluid essence, intangible and sensual, like the swirl of the wine in glass, the coiled movement of a grapevine, the curve of the River Garonne flowing past outside…

For more about France, Bordeaux and the Saint-Emilion wine district, see Heredajo.

La Garonne and Bordeaux - Photo: Asgeir Pedersen
La Garonne and Bordeaux – Photo: Asgeir Pedersen

 

 

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