La Cité du Vin – a temple of wine opens in Bordeaux

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Soaring 180 ft above Bordeaux’s Garonne River and 10-floors high with a shiny, metallic facade, La Cité du Vin is an impressive sight. A dramatic contrast to the 18th century buildings nearby, the City of Wine which opened on June 1st is much more than a mere museum. It is a multi-cultural centre – “an international temple of wine that happens to be in the heart of Bordeaux”, in the words of Prince Robert de Luxembourg, president of La Cité’s cultural affairs committee and owner of Château Haut-Brion and Domaine Clarence Dillon.


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