France’s New Wine Theme Park Is Your Next Bucket List Adventure
National Wine Day may have come and gone, but France (right along with those of you who got/already have adorbs wine tattoos) is about to make every day wine day with the opening of a wine theme park.
That’s riggggghtt! Set to open in just four days’ time in (where else?) Bordeaux, France, La Cité du Vin — as the park is to be known — will surely be to fans of vino (what with their wine-hued hair and all) what The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is to J.K. Rowling lovers. Designed by XTU architects’ Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières, the structure of the park consists of 10 levels and features elements reflective of “flowing liquid.”
Not quite a museum, as no static exhibits are planned for the park, there are 20 “themed spaces” along what the city calls a self-guided tour (complete with an interactive “travel companion” to teach you about your surroundings), which will end at the height of the structure with a worldwide wine tasting. Um, yum?
The park is also planning two big temporary art exhibitions on “varying cultural and artistic themes” per year, along with events, workshops, a reading room, restaurants and wine-themed boutiques.
Admission is roughly $22 per person, and the park will accept its first visitors on June 1. Now. Where DID we put those passports?
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