Mais oui, there is a wine museum in Bordeaux. More than one, actually—and La Cité du Vin offers one of the best experiences for those seeking to learn more about the artistry of winemaking. The facility brings wine to life “through an immersive, sensorial approach, all set within an evocative architectural design,” and one you can explore from home through its partnership with Google Arts & Culture.
The Permanent Tour
The best place to begin when touring La Cité Du Vin is the permanent exhibit—with more than 10 hours of audio-visual content exploring the history of winemaking and the culture of wine through the centuries, this exhibit alone is enough to keep any visitor occupied.
The World Wine Tour
Among the immersive experiences at Cité du Vin, the World Wine Tour lets visitors discover the richness of each of the world’s most famous winemaking regions as they are projected on screens throughout the space, including the floor. You can also watch virtual maps showing the routes that wine was carried from France throughout the modern world, and embark on one such journey aboard a ship.
Wine has played a role in many of the world’s major religions, and the museum dedicates part of its exhibits to that important history. Video and audio histories take visitors through the intertwined relationship between wine and God.