Opening day set for Bordeaux’s ‘Guggenheim of wine’

3rd November, 2015 by Darren Smith

Bordeaux’s new €81m (£58m) Cité du Vin wine centre will open on June 2 2016, it has been announced.

An artists impression of Bordeaux’s Cité du Vin, which is set to open on June 2 2016. The building has drawn comparisons to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (Photo: Cite du Vin)

Dubbed the ‘Guggenheim of wine’ after the similarly avant-garde Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the 13,350m² building has been designed by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from the French architecture firm XTU in conjunction with British interior design agency Casson Mann.

Measuring 55m in height, the centre will be dedicated to the culture and civilisation of wine around the world, and aims to provide an “immersive, interactive, multi-sensory experience” for around 450,000 visitors per year.

Twenty-three rooms will offer visitors the opportunity to take “a tour of the vineyards of….

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