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La Cité du Vin, a world of cultures

La Cité du Vin is a unique cultural centre dedicated to the universal, living heritage of wine. It offers a spectacular journey around the world, throughout the ages, across countless cultures and civilisations.

La Cité du Vin is included in the Bordeaux CityPass! To enjoy free access to both the permanent exhibition and the belvedere for a wine tasting, the CityPass must be validated at the ticket office of the Cité du Vin.

La Cité du Vin is the only cultural center in the world offering this approach to wine to a wide audience. It is a place accessible and open to all: people with disabilities, families, international tourists (trilingual signage and hand-held guide available in eight languages).

The Permanent exhibition of the Cité du Vin invites you on a journey around the world of wine and the vine, from Antiquity to the present day and over five continents. Come and discover how this universal heritage has inspired people and shaped both their life and their territory for millennia. 3000 m² await you for interactive, individual and collective, educational, immersive, dreamlike, multisensory experiences ...


The immersive, sensory and interactive permanent exhibition:

  • 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
  • Controlled environmental impact
©Anaka XTU architects
©Anaka XTU architects


A scenographer’s aim is to make a visit as enjoyable as possible, transforming it into a true moment of discovery and experience. The clearer, more informative and intuitive the installation, the more ‘memorable’ it will remain. Each element of the exhibition therefore needs to become a joy ; the joy of watching, understanding and also sharing. For a visit to be enjoyable it must be nuanced, with varying rhythms, intensity and elevation.

  • 3,000 m² containing 18 thematic modules
  • A visit lasting around two and three hours, but it is also possible to spend the whole day there for the more avid visitors.
  • A tour available in eight languages
  • The visit companion, a personal digital guide is available in 8 languages

Alban Gilbert
Alban Gilbert


Temporary exhibitions: the hall of columns, nearly 700 m² in size, is designed to host temporary exhibition. 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.
  • 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.
  • Two different food areas: the panoramic restaurant on the seventh floor and Latitude20.

©Anaka   XTU architects
©Anaka XTU architects
Dégustation sur le belvédère de la Cité du Vin
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© ANAKA_Anaka XTU architects La Cité du Vin
© Axelferis XTU architects
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Bordeaux City Pass

Available in 24, 48 or 72 consecutive hours, this is the essential pass to fully enjoy your stay in Bordeaux! The City Pass includes access to the Cité du Vin as well as 11 museums and exhibition sites.

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Pratical information

Single tickets, passes, season tickets: La Cité du Vin offers a full and diverse range of prices to allow you to enjoy the experience in exactly the way you want.

How to get there

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134 Quai de Bacalan, 33300 Bordeaux


Tram B, stop "La Cité du Vin"
A 90-metre pontoon on the banks of the Garonne allows boaters to dock as close as possible to La Cité du Vin. The Bat3, an urban river shuttle, also calls at this pontoon.