WINE & VINEYARDS
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
> 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