La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux
This stunning cultural wine center in Bordeaux should be tops on any serious wine and food lover's bucket list.
Bordeaux is the premiere wine region, well known for some of the most expensive producers in the world. Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Margaux, and Château Latour all call this southwestern province home. It’s also the home of the new La Cité du Vin (City of Wine) which made its debut in 2016. It’s more than a museum dedicated to viticulture, this is a massive cultural center offering exhibits, wine tasting workshops, a curated library with a collection of more than 1,200 books on the subject and all of it enveloped in a striking gold circular structure. It is worth the excursion down to Bordeaux not simply to sip French vin on the banks of the Garonne, but to visit this essential destination which should be tops on every wine and food lover’s bucket list.
Wine Tastings, Documentary Film
- By Car: 5.5 hours from Paris via the A10
- By TGV: Paris Montparnasse Station to St. Jean Station in Bordeaux, on average 3.25 hours
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