WINE & VINE­YARDS

Charming Bordeaux - - CONTENTS -

The Bordeaux area is the largest and old­est fine-wine vine­yard re­gion in the world. This unique cul­tural trea­sure is the prod­uct of cen­turies of a sub­tle harmony of soil, land­scape, and hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence, in par­tic­u­lar at the ori­gin of the wine château con­cept.

In Bordeaux, wine is ev­ery­where - Wine has spread it roots to the very heart of the city; it can even be found on the fa­cades of cer­tain build­ings at Place de la Vic­toire. You can see the signs of its in­flu­ence ev­ery­where: the Cité du Vin, a totem that can be seen all along the quays, the Wine and Trade Musuem in the for­mer wine mer­chant district, a chateau in the city cen­tre and nu­mer­ous wine bars dot­ted around the city.

LA CITE DU VIN, A WORLD OF CUL­TURES

All set within an evoca­tive ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign, “La Cité du Vin” is a unique cul­tural fa­cil­ity that of­fers a dif­fer­ent view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cul­tures and all civil­i­sa­tions. The per­ma­nent in­stal­la­tion is a self-guided tour, punc­tu­ated by 20 themed spa­ces ex­plain­ing the cul­ture of wine in an im­mer­sive, sen­so­rial set­ting, with the fi­nal phase lead­ing you to the panoramic view­point for a tast­ing of wines from all over the world. In ad­di­tion to all this, the ‘Cité’ also boasts a panoramic restau­rant, a wine bar, tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions, a bou­tique, tast­ing work­shops and con­fer­ences. Fi­nally, there is an in­for­ma­tion desk which pro­poses ways for you to con­tinue your dis­cov­ery of the vine­yards of Bordeaux. 134-150 quai de Ba­calan - B, Bat3 > La Cité du Vin +33 (0)5 56 16 20 20 - www.lacit­e­du­vin.com From 04.01 to 11.05 : daily from 9:30 a.m to 7 p.m (7:30 p.m on July and Au­gust) From 11.06 to 03.31 : 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Closed on Mon­days

20 / 16 From 1st March 2017, free en­try be­fore 12 p.m. (en­trance after 12pm costs €5 more).

MU­SEUM OF WINE AND TRADE

True to its ori­gins, this for­mer trad­ing house- built around 1720 by an Ir­ish busi­ness­man- now houses a mu­seum ded­i­cated to the wine trade. Bro­ker­age, clas­si­fi­ca­tion, mat­u­ra­tion, ship­ping... delve into the fam­ily se­crets! 41 rue Borie - B > Chartrons +33 (0)5 56 90 19 13 - www.musee­du­vin­bor­deaux.com 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Daily. 10 / 5. €5 with the Citypass

ECOMUSEUM OF GRAPEVINES AND WINE

19th cen­tury farm with an ex­hi­bi­tion of tools used for the cul­ti­va­tion of vines and wines be­tween 1850 and 1950 238 cours du Général de Gaulle, Gradig­nan +33 (0)5 56 89 00 79 - www.ville-gradig­nan.fr 2 p.m to 6 p.m on Wed­nes­days, Fri­days, Satur­days, and the sec­ond Sun­day of each month. Free en­try

WINE-RE­LATED EVENTS

> 20th-21st May:: Week-end des Grands Crus - page 59

> 21st-22nd Oc­to­ber: Flea mar­ket and New Wine Fes­ti­val - page 57

> 17th-18th-19th Novem­ber : Bordeaux S.O. Good, gas­tron­omy and art of liv­ing fes­ti­val - page 25

> 9th-10th De­cem­ber : Bordeaux Tast­ing, Bordeaux Grands Crus fes­ti­val www.terre­devins.com”

Mu­seum of wine and trade

La Cité du Vin

La Cité du Vin - The per­ma­nent tour

La Cité du Vin - The belvedere

Ecomuseum of grapevines and wine

Week-end des Grands Crus

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