The best wine museums in France, according to Forbes

If you are a wine lover, then you will be interested in this route prepared by Forbes for the best wine museums in France.

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Being one of the wine producing countries par excellence, it is not surprising that it has many interesting wine museums to visit. We have found this route elaborated by Forbes that includes the best wine museums in France. There is no shortage of two of the most emblematic cities in the production of this much-consumed beverage: Bordeaux and Beaune. And, of course, there is also a stop in Paris. Are you coming?


We start in Bordeaux, whose main wine museum is La Cite du Vin, which opened in 2016 and is located in the Bassins à Flot district. It is a “recreational cultural space”, and is supported by numerous municipal and regional partners, including the Bordeaux Wine Council. Here, in addition to being able to experience tasting workshops, you can also visit the “Via Sensoria” exhibition, a sensory tasting journey that showcases the best of the museum and runs until November 5. In addition, there is also a wine cellar, a boutique and a restaurant, such as Latitude20, a brasserie-bar whose menu is prepared by chef Julien Delamézière. Its wine cellar is made up of more than 800 references.


In this town in French Burgundy, Forbes recommends visiting the Burgundy Wine Museum, located in the former Hotel of the Dukes of Burgundy. It is dedicated to the particular viticultural and productive heritage of this region and focuses, above all, on the “Climats”, a concept unique to Burgundy and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This museum was founded in 1946, being the first museum entirely dedicated to the history of Burgundy. In addition, La Cité des Climats et des Vins de Bourgogne is a more extensive cultural and educational experience that focuses on the three regions of Burgundy: Chablis, Beaune and Macon. It is a spectacular project designed by Siz’-ix Architectes.


We go to the French capital to discover the Paris Wine Museum. Very close to the Eiffel Tower, this museum is inside a former convent. It is currently closed for renovations until October 7, the date of its reopening. When it reopens, it will be renamed Le M. Musee du Vin and will have almost 13,000 square meters dedicated to wine and gastronomy, including a restaurant, a leisure area, a wine and cocktail bar, a store and tasting courses. The restaurant, at least until now, was run by chef R. Labiadh, with a traditional French and seasonal cuisine, whose wine list has more than 200 references.


A little over a year ago, the new Cité Internationale de la Gastronomie et du Vin de Dijon was inaugurated here. It is a center of more than 70,000 m2 with restaurants, exhibitions, workshops and wineries. An artistic, educational and immersive experience in the culinary arts so typical of a city like Dijon. This large space includes La Cave de la Cité, a tasting area where you can taste up to 3,000 different wines. There is also the Burgundy Wine School, which offers tasting workshops such as one on Burgundy wine pairing, which lasts 45 minutes and costs 32 € per person. In this course you will learn the main principles of pairing and the search for culinary harmony, through 5 Burgundy wines with 5 bites of food.