Forget Disneyworld and Universal Studios; wine lovers, break out the bucket list and add La Cite du Vin to your next vacation spot.
La Cité du Vin, which translates to The City of Wine, is located in in Bordeaux, France and opened in 2016. It’s basically a wine theme park. There are 20 different themed areas that feature various immersive exhibitions that teach guests all about wine production around the world. The destination sits on the west bank of the Garonne river and cost $90 million to build. According to the BBC, it was designed by architects to resemble “the swirl in a wine glass.”
Also part of the theme park is a virtual helicopter ride that “soars” over 20 winemaking regions in 17 countries and a simulated boat ride that teaches about wine merchants and how they transport they used to transport precious cargo.
Belvedere, which offers visitors a 360-degree panoramic view of Bordeaux, also gives visitors a picturesque view while they enjoy a wine tasting. The park also offers tasting workshops that teaches guests how to pair wine with foods such as cheese and chocolate.
Guided tours, a retail shop and even a theater also make up this fabulous destination for the rose, white or red wine lover!