France, the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne is no doubt one of the world’s largest wine producing countries in the world.
The country has a longstanding history with wine and offers a variety of Old World wines made from different grape varieties.
Wine and French have almost been synonymised as the drink is ingrained and deep-rooted in the French culture. A scenario to prove wine is a bred-in-the-bone for France is its use in Roman Catholicism, which is France’s majority religion.
The drink is enjoyed by both the elite and the common people.
France is not only home to the world’s finest wines, but also it houses La Cité du Vin, a huge wine museum that offers all sorts of fun experiences, as well as a deep delve into the history of wine.
Before delving deep, the building itself is a showpiece designed to evoke wine’s soul and liquid nature. It was created in a way that impersonates the flow of wine from a bottle. Literally, Everything was made in tribute to wine.
The park has a bar stocked with over 50 different wines, 14,000 bottles from various parts of the world. Visitors do enjoy a sip of some top-notch plonk from The Belvedere, a panoramic restaurant which has 360-degree views of the city.
That is not all; La Cité du Vin also hosts a variety of shows, concerts and events, including talks from some of the best wine experts in the world.
La Cite du Vin, which translates as ‘the city of wine’, is indeed a paradise for wine lovers. The park seats in a 10-floor building.
What is better than thousands of wine bottles all under one roof?
Featured Image Courtesy: La Cité du Vin