The Cité du Vin de Bordeaux was inaugurated yesterday by François Hollande, and even if we have heard a lot about blockages, demonstrations and traffic jams due to the displacement of policies, all the press is unanimous: the Cité du Vin is now the new cultural, tourist and architectural symbol of Bordeaux. Wine reigns as a great master in Bordeaux. An overview of the press articles around this building, which promises an immersive journey into the world of wine.
Le Monde delivers a series of magnificent images on the architecture & scenography of the building, entrusted to the Parisian agency XTU and the British agency Casson Mann. Assessment: 3 years of work, for a total cost of 81 million euros (of which 49 million euros were devoted to construction and scenographic development).
Jean-Pierre Stahl de Côté Châteaux focused on the entire scenographic part of the Cité du Vin. Guided tour of the 3000m2 permanent route between a ship room retracing the history of the maritime wine trade, a gallery of civilizations, a buffet of the 5 senses and a meeting with 50 winegrowers from 10 wine-growing regions in the world... In short, everything is done for a journey of the senses into the world of wine!
For the inauguration day of the Cité du Vin, France 3 Aquitaine installed cameras to monitor the evolution of shapes, colours and light movements on the building. Magic! Magic!
If the Cité du vin has a political dimension, it is because this new building aims to affirm the place of the Bordeaux vineyards and the Aquitaine capital as the centre of world viticulture. A function that was already recognized but which had no concrete existence: no wine exchange, no historical museum and few tasting places that welcomed visitors. "Bordeaux is not the only region on the planet where wine is produced, but it is surely the largest of the most prestigious vineyards and the most famous name for a wine," explains Didier Arino, the director of the Protourisme firm that advised the city at the beginning of the project in 1999. All our research concluded that it was necessary to create a place open to the general public, 365 days a year.
Shamini (Les Grappes)