Tour of Cité du Vin: Bordeaux – Monday 6th March

This dramatic, prestigious addition to Bordeaux’s riverside, adjacent to the new Chaban–Delmas bridge is the new Wine Experience, a ‘must’ for all. The interior compliments the exotic exterior !

We have organized a tour at a cost of 18€ per person. La Cite du Vin gives a different view of wine, across the world, across the ages and across all cultures and civilisations. The exhibition space covers 3,000 square metres and there are some twenty different themed areas which take you on a voyage exploring the many facets of wine across time and space.

A pre-programmed ‘guide companion’, available in different languages, will guide you around finishing at the Cite du Vin’s Belvedere, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Bordeaux while sipping a glass of wine from anywhere in the world.

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Our visit will commence at 10.30 am, with a break for lunch and can be continued in the afternoon.


A reservation has been made at LES TONTONS, a restaurant just 5 minutes’ walk from the Cité du Vin.

The price is 12 €uros for a starter and dessert from the buffet, or 15 €uros including a main course. Wine and coffee are extra.

Payment for lunch will be done individually on the day.

Otherwise, if you would prefer to eat in the Cite du Vin itself – there is a gastronomic restaurant and a snack bar – you will need to make your own arrangements.


To make a reservation please access via our website or contact Pamela Prior at

Please send a cheque in advance to Pamela for 18 € made payable to the BORDEAUX BRITISH COMMUNITY and also let Pamela know if you wish to be included in the group lunch or alternatively please book online below.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


Please make your booking asap as we need to give an indication of numbers by FEBRUARY 15TH.


How about via a short river cruise ? The Bat3 ferry operates using regular Bordeaux Métropole public transport tickets (tickarte) like buses and trams. It leaves its pier at Quinconces (in front of La Belle Epoque) at 9.52-arriving at Cité du Vin (2nd stop) at 10.13 convenient for the 10.30 appointment.

For the return trip: it leaves Cité du Vin at 13.13; 14.13; 14.58; 15.43; 16.28 (last shuttle).

Alternatively there’s always Tram B from Pessac to the “Cité du Vin” stop, or free parking on quayside building sites a ten minute walk along Rue Lucien Faure away from the bridge!