It's a bird, it's a plane, it's… a wine museum! This glittering glass structure on the Garonne river has been described as a "Guggenheim to wine" by the Bordeaux mayor, and it's easy to see why. The unique architectural structure, made of silk-screen printed glass and lacquered aluminium panels, is filled with interactive and high-tech displays, wine samplings and exhibitions on the history of wine.
Seeing as Bordeaux is widely regarded as the wine capital of the world, it's fitting that the city should have an entire museum dedicated to it. Cité ite du Vin was opened in 2016, just in time for the 10th Bordeaux Wine Festival. It's estimated it cost about 63million euros to build the evocative structure, which, according to the website, represents "the knotted vine stocks, wine turning in the glass, the swirls and eddies of the Garonne river". We'll let you be the judge of that.
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Entry to Cite du Vin
Quai de Bacalan