France’s New Wine Theme Park Is Heaven on Earth

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Your dream theme park—one with cheap tickets, no rowdy kids and plenty of adult beverages—is finally a reality.

La Cité du Vin (City of Wine) has officially opened on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux, France. The grown-up theme park, which is really more like an interactive museum, aims to “promote and share the cultural, universal and living heritage that is wine with the broadest possible audience.”

During their visit, guests can take a self-guided tour of 20 different theme areas, participate in expert-led wine tastings and workshops, dine in on-site restaurants and purchase their favorite selections in wine shops. A 250-person auditorium provides the perfect place for the Cité’s cultural program of shows and concerts, and a 50-seat boat simulator takes oenophiles on a virtual journey through the history of the world’s wine trade. If you want to really immerse yourself in Bordeaux’s vineyards, the Wine Tours desk can help you set up an excursion on the river or by chauffeured car .

Tickets start at €20 (about $22) for the tour and tasting. But visit with caution: Once you go, you may never want to leave.

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