The World’s First Wine Museum Is Opening in Bordeaux, France
Calling all wine lovers! A wine museum and theme park is opening in Bordeaux, France.
The La Cité du Vin, or City of Wine, is set to open on June 1. The seven year project will be a 10-story wine paradise and has cost nearly £60 million ($87 million) to build. According to director Philippe Massol, “the goal is to make it the world’s largest cultural centre for wine; a Guggenheim for grape lovers.”
The gigantic building, which is built to resemble a “satisfying movement of pouring wine into a glass,” will include a 250-seat theater for classes and screenings and a simulated boat ride that will take visitors on a merchant’s journey. Part of the museum will include a permanent exhibit that will share the history of wine consumption and production. The exhibit will also include a reading room full of over 1,500 books about wine that will be available in five different languages.
But what would a wine museum be without some actual wine? Wine tastings will be available in the “wine saloon” and restaurant on site. 80 different wines from around the world will be available to buy as well.
There is even an exhibit dedicated to a hangover. The room features “an enormous plush chair where you sit listening to famous stories of inebriation,” shared Conde Nast Traveler.
Drink up and check out the promotional video below.