An inside look at new French wine theme park and museum

Updated On Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST
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After three years of construction, the city of Bordeaux will open the doors to France’s newest wine museum on June 1. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

After three years of construction, the city of Bordeaux will open the doors to France’s newest wine museum on June 1. (AFP)

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Spanning 13,350 square meters over 10 levels, the museum pays tribute to the region’s rich and storied wine heritage, with exhibits, tastings, art work, concerts, screening and dining spaces. Take a peek. Designed by Parisian agency XTU, the museum’s elegant curves are meant to evoke the shape of wine swirling in a glass, the coiled movement of a grapevine, and the ebb and flow of the Garonne river. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

Spanning 13,350 square meters over 10 levels, the museum pays tribute to the region’s rich and storied wine heritage, with exhibits, tastings, art work, concerts, screening and dining spaces. Take a peek. Designed by Parisian agency XTU, the museum’s elegant curves are meant to evoke the shape of wine swirling in a glass, the coiled movement of a grapevine, and the ebb and flow of the Garonne river. (AFP)

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In the Cultural Mediation space, visitors will be able to choose between a range of educational workshops such as wine tastings for beginners, wine and food pairings, and kid-friendly activities that are alcohol-free. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

In the Cultural Mediation space, visitors will be able to choose between a range of educational workshops such as wine tastings for beginners, wine and food pairings, and kid-friendly activities that are alcohol-free. (AFP)

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The Thomas Jefferson Auditorium seats 250 people and will be used for concerts, performances, screenings and debates. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

The Thomas Jefferson Auditorium seats 250 people and will be used for concerts, performances, screenings and debates. (AFP)

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The terroir table is an interactive activity station that showcases 50 winemakers from 10 wine regions around the world who share their winemaking secrets. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

The terroir table is an interactive activity station that showcases 50 winemakers from 10 wine regions around the world who share their winemaking secrets. (AFP)

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Wine portraits: In this space, giant wine bottles teach visitors about the Big Six wine grapes, including their history, flavor and legends. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

Wine portraits: In this space, giant wine bottles teach visitors about the Big Six wine grapes, including their history, flavor and legends. (AFP)

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The buffet of the five senses: A workshop that teaches visitors the art of tasting wine through the five senses. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

The buffet of the five senses: A workshop that teaches visitors the art of tasting wine through the five senses. (AFP)

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The gallery of civilisations: In this are, visitors learn about the ancient art of winemaking around the world and through the ages. (AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 01, 2016 01:40 PM IST

The gallery of civilisations: In this are, visitors learn about the ancient art of winemaking around the world and through the ages. (AFP)

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