La Cité

Located at the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, in the city itself, the Cité du Vin is an international showcase and an open door onto the world’s vineyards.

VisitLa Cité du Vin

The Cité du Vin is a new generation museum where wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach, set within an evocative architectural design. The Cité du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilizations.

A must-see experience during any stay in Bordeaux, and also a place to go for residents of the Bordeaux region. The Cité du Vin is there to be seen, experienced and visited.

The Cité du Vin is run by the Foundation for wine culture and civilizations, a foundation recognized as being of public interest by Ministerial Decree in December 2014.

Exhibition AreasOpening Hours

Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

Experience Architecture

Comprising more than 13,350m2 spread over ten levels and reaching a height of 55 metres, the Cité du Vin is a journey in itself. Each and every detail evokes liquid elements and the very soul of wine, and invites you to step in and explore. The bold architectural design by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from XTU architects is impressive for its shape and audacious curves, as well as its ever-changing reflections depending on the season, day or time.


The permanent exhibition takes visitors on a sensory adventure to discover the cultures and civilizations of wine. In an open exhibition space occupying more than 3,000 m², nearly twenty different themed areas invite you to take a voyage of discovery and enjoy a unique experience exploring the many and varied facets of wine across time and space.

Temporary exhibitions explore different aspects of wine in conjunction with other themes such as music and art, history, geography, and more.

Past Exhibitions

Picasso, the effervescence of shapes

April 15, 2022 – August 28, 2022

Drinking with the Gods exhibit

Drinking with the gods

May 17, 2021 – November 7, 2021

Argentina, lands of contrasts

August 12, 2019 – November 17 2019

Mind Blowing Mind-blowing! When art and design take on glass

March 15, 2019 – June 30, 2019

Wine and Music, harmony and dissonance

March 23, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Exhibitions are made possible in part by the generosity of our members!

Virtual Tour

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