There’s A Wine Theme Park In France And It Looks Like The Best Place On Earth

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 26.06.19

The wine theme park in France may be the best thing man has ever made and I don’t even care that I’m saying that about something French.

The issue with theme parks, for me, is that they’re often in plots of land in the middle of nowhere. In the UK at least, the ones worth going to are always based by some indiscriminate junction off some depressing motorway and more often than not, this means you have to drive there.

How on earth are you supposed to have a drink if you’re driving? And don’t hit me with that “oh you don’t need a drink there,” because yes you do. Every day out is made better with a drink and that’s not alcoholism talking, it’s respect for science beyond my understanding rendering useless fruit and sugar into beautiful elixirs.

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It’s also – and hear me out – alcoholism.

It’s annoying because I love both drinking and driving, though never the twain shall meet, and it turns out that a place exists that would go a long way to testing my devotion to both.

Found in the French home of wine itself, Bordeaux, La Cité du Vin is essentially a huge wine museum that offers all sorts of fun experiences, as well as a deep delve into the history of the stuff.

La Cité du Vin wine theme park

Obviously this includes your fair share of testing, and the venue has over 50 samples of different wines, with 14,000 bottles filling their cellars.

La Cité du Vin is also home to a number of concerts, events and talks from some of the world’s most renowned wine experts and hey, while you’re there, why not check out the Wine Culture Library?!

It’s a bit of me, this place. All they need is a little bed/pit for me to wander into after a day of drinking to cosily drift off into a comatose state and I’ll be sound as a pound.

La Cité du Vin wine experience

You can check it out in person of find out more on their website. Tickets start at 20 euros, roughly £18, and make sure you drink plenty of water.

Hey, people at La Cité du Vin; let me come for free, as well as paying for my flights and accommodation. I’d really like it if you did that.

Thanks, Alfie.

Images via La Cité du Vin, Getty