The project to construct a dedicated centre of the regions most valuable export was first conceived in 2009, with a final budget exceeding €81 million the museum was officially opened by Alain Juppé and François Hollande on the 31st May 2016.
The ground floor houses a cellar-library of 9,752 bottles, from over 80 countries. Visitors are able to taste and purchase directly as there is wine bar open to the public not too far from the gift shop, which is operated by La Cité du Vin.
The BatCub river shuttle is a very pleasant alternative to discover the port of Bordeaux and also to get from one side of the riverbank to another. The BatCub (Bordeaux Ferry) forms a piece of Bordeaux’s transport network and allows interconnections with the three tram lines and the exchange hubs of Stalingrad, Quinconces and Cité du Vin.
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