Forget Disney World, France Just Opened A Wine Theme Park For Adults

What’s the hottest theme park in France?

EuroDisney? Oh, please, you are so… American!

The hottest theme park in France is La Cité du Vin, which means –yes, exactly – The City of Wine.

The brand new ten-story wine-themed entertainment and education center is located on the Garonne River in the Bordeaux region, about a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Paris. The 10-story $91 million facility has been described as a “permanent World’s Fair of Wine” and features 20 exhibits, including a tribute to the hangover in which visitors sit in plush chairs and listen to tales of legendary benders. The building itself is designed to look like a splash of wine being poured into a flute.

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Photo Courtesy: La Cité du Vin

The wine-related presentations run the gamut from serious to Disney-ish. There’s a 250-seat auditorium for classes, guided wine tastings, and a two-story wine bar and restaurant offering a spectacular view and vintages from 80 countries. On the more whimsical side visitors can take a simulated boat trip around the globe with a wine merchant, or partake of the “tasting experience,” a 4D multi-sensory experience similar to something you’d find at Legoland or Six Flags. Your $22 admission fee includes a digital guide that translates everything – education and entertainment — into your choice of eight languages.

If you’re a wine lover, Bordeaux is likely on your bucket list. La Cité du Vin sounds like a great place to start or finish that dream trip.

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