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The “Cité des Vins” of Burgundy

30 October 2018

The first visuals of the educational and cultural project of the Cité des Vins of Bourgogne wines carried by the BIVB (Interprofessional Office of Burgundy Wines) have been unveiled.

The “Cité des Vins” of Burgundy – “the heritage of Burgundy as a guiding thread and climates as emblem”

The first visuals of the educational and cultural project of the Cité des Vins of Burgundy wines carried by the BIVB (Interprofessional Office of Burgundy Wines) have been unveiled.

The Cité des Vins of Burgundy wines will offer the public to discover and understand the infinite wealth of the vineyard through a tour of the wines and climates of Bourgogne; but also thanks to play areas with free access and events, among which: a bar of discovery of food and wine pairing, Bourgogne wines workshops and trainings, a specialized bookshop, cultural exhibitions, conferences, meetings …

The concept is unique because it is made up of a network of three separate places, in the emblematic cities of Bourgogne: Chablis, Beaune and Mâcon.

The Cité des Vins in Beaune will be part of a 15-hectare urban planning project made up of the Cité des Vins and private structures, including a five-star hotel, a reception center, a shopping mall, and two restaurants. The Cité des Vins will extend across almost 3,600 square meters.

The Cité des Vins in Mâcon will involve the renovation and extension of the Maison Mâconnaise des Vins and the BIVB’s current Maison des Vins. The visitor area will cover some 1,900 square meters.

In Chablis, the Cité des Vins will be created on the historic site of the Petit Pontigny cellars. These elegant monastic buildings will also be extended and the new site will cover around 900 square meters.

The first visuals of the projects were unveiled by the BIVB following the competitions and tender to choose the architects, designers and companies. The opening is scheduled for 2021.

While waiting for the opening, you can follow the evolution of the project on: www.cite-vins-bourgogne.fr

Left: Project of the future Cité des vins in Chablis © BIVB / Correia Architects, Emmanuel Correia

Right: Project of the future Cité des Vins in Mâcon © BIVB / RBC Architecture

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