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La Cité du Vin
La Cité du Vin

La Cité du Vin

Daily 9:30am–7:30pm
134-150 Quai de Bacalan, Bordeaux, France, 33300

The Basics

One of the city’s newest cultural institutions, Cité du Vin hosts a permanent exhibition that tells the international story of wine across nearly 20 themed display areas. There are also temporary exhibitions dedicated to everything from ancient wine traditions to coveted appellations. Tasting workshops, guided tours, and film screenings are also on offer.

To make your trip to La Cité du Vin simple, book skip-the-line tickets online in advance of your visit. The landmark can also be explored as part of a wine-themed Bordeaux itinerary, and is included in the convenient Bordeaux City Pass scheme.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Bordeaux

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Decor was beautiful
KamLondon, Sep 2021
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
This was a very memorable tour. The decor in wine museum is all digital and was effortlessly beautiful. I would visit again!!
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Hands on museum in Bordeaux
Ellennaples, Nov 2019
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
Wonderful museum to get a clear understanding of everything having to do with wine. Great to start out your visit to Bordeaux in preparation of vineyard visits or at end of your stay in the area to pull all of your knowledge together.
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La Cité du Vin is a great experience...
Susan R, Sep 2017
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
La Cité du Vin is a great experience - fun and informative. But it turns out the time and date we went late afternoon on a Tuesday in July, the skip the line feature was unnecessary!
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Good museum
Rosanna Z, Oct 2019
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
Modern technology, Interesting museum, especially for beginners. You can spend 3-4 hours easily. Would recommend to a friend.
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No one in line so we couldn't skip...
Kathy, Jul 2017
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
No one in line so we couldn't skip! Very informative museum covering EVERY aspect of wine. free glass of wine was nice. Could use sitting areas on top floor where wine is tasted. Even high tops for standing would be nice. Interesting gift shop.
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When we arrived, there was no line...
JOANNE F, May 2017
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
When we arrived, there was no line so I am not sure if the skip-the-line was needed but the overall experience was incredible! We ate a lovely lunch on the 7th floor, toured the permanent exhibit, wandered through the building, and enjoyed a tasting glass of wine. Excellent afternoon. My only suggestion is to book a table in the restaurant in advance. We were lucky as there were cancellations.
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Fun afternoon, so much information, but a fun day. Lovely wine at the top.
Scenic07440740080, Jun 2019
Bordeaux La Cité du Vin Wine Culture Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket
The building is amazing, the transport links to get there are easy, the view from the top with your glass of wine is different to the other views of the city. The museum itself is set out with audio tours which is helpful as you can walk around at your own pace. We had been to 2 other wine museums in Bordeaux by this point, and I think, if we went again, we would go here first. Very detailed information on the soil, climate, region, flavour and manufacturing. Sadly we missed the seminars that might have been more interesting, including the tastings, as it was March and they were not running them in English. If a tasting class or the sensory room had been open in English that might have made this into THE place to learn about wine. Would go back if visited Bordeaux again.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • La Cité du Vin is a major museum, a must-visit for oenophiles, and an architectural highlight of Bordeaux.

  • During your visit, don’t forget to visit La Cité du Vin’s Belvedere: located on the 8th floor, the bar area also offers 360-degree views from 115 feet (35 meters) up.

  • One complimentary glass of wine at the Belvedere is included with every ticket.

  • La Cité du Vin is accessible to visitors with auditory, mental, physical and visual disabilities.​

  • The cultural center also hosts a number of dining and drinking options, including the Latitude20 Wine Cellar, Brasserie, and Coffee Stand, and Le 7 Restaurant.

  • Large bags are prohibited at the museum, and bag checks are in place at admission.

  • Audio guides, available in eight languages, are included in the admission price.

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How to Get There

La Cité du Vin is located just north of central Bordeaux and overlooks the Garonne River. If using public transportation, take tram line B to La Cité du Vin. The landmark is also served by bus lines 7, 32, and 45. There’s paid parking on site.

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When to Get There

La Cité du Vin is open daily from morning until early evening year-round; its hours are extended by an hour during the summer high season and select weekends; note that on-site restaurants and bars may have different opening hours. The venue is closed annually on Christmas Day.

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Musée du Vin et du Négoce de Bordeaux

If you consider yourself an oenophile, complement your visit to La Cité du Vin with a trip to one of Bordeaux’s other essential wine destinations: the Musée du Vin et du Négoce (Wine and Trade Museum). Located in central Bordeaux, the museums exhibits artifacts that span more than 2,000 years of winemaking, and offers tastings.

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