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Cite du Vin Bordeaux
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The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums

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Cité du Vin, Bordeaux

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Scheduled to open before summer, the much-anticipated Cité du Vin, a state-of-the-art center dedicated to viticulture (the science of winemaking), will transform the landscape of historic Bordeaux with its curvaceous, futuristic look. This imposing building overlooking the Garonne River appears to flow up into the sky, like wine swirling up the rim of a glass. Paris-based architecture firm XTU wrapped the structure in a golden skin made of perforated glass and custom-printed aluminum. Inside, visitors will discover art exhibits, multimedia installations and tasting rooms, as well as an eight-floor observatory with unparalleled views of the world’s most famous vineyards.

Cite du Vin Bordeaux

The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums

Cité du Vin, Bordeaux

Scheduled to open before summer, the much-anticipated Cité du Vin, a state-of-the-art center dedicated to viticulture (the science of winemaking), will transform the landscape of historic Bordeaux with its curvaceous, futuristic look. This imposing building overlooking the Garonne River appears to flow up into the sky, like wine swirling up the rim of a glass. Paris-based architecture firm XTU wrapped the structure in a golden skin made of perforated glass and custom-printed aluminum. Inside, visitors will discover art exhibits, multimedia installations and tasting rooms, as well as an eight-floor observatory with unparalleled views of the world’s most famous vineyards.

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