If you’re a wine drinker, you know that you don’t need an excuse to open a bottle (or box) of your favorite vino. Whether your preference is red, white, or Sunset Blush, there’s always an occasion to pour yourself a relaxing glass or seven of your favorite alcoholic beverage. While some may think your obsession has gotten out of hand, unless you’ve been to Bordeaux recently, you can argue that it hasn’t gone far enough. That’s because this amazing city in France has the adult Disney World of all of our dreams — a wine theme park.
La Cité du Vin, or the City of Wine, is what all of our dreams are made of. In addition to the amusement park attractions that we’re all familiar with, it’s absolutely full of vino. If you’d rather pay a 4x markup on glasses of wine than diet soda in specialty tourist cups with crazy straws, this is definitely the trip for you. According to CN Traveler, there will be wine tasting sessions led by sommeliers, a wine saloon, a store where you can purchase bottles of wine, and even a tapas bar for when you start to get the drunchies. In addition, the park will offer a 3D movie experience unlike any other. As you watch a film about wine making, you’ll be able to smell the wine being produced in the movie. Even the design of the central building is an homage to wine itself — the architects behind the project assembled it to resemble the pour of a glass of champagne. If this isn’t heaven, I honestly don’t know what is. For all of you wine lovers, La Cité du Vin will open on June 1, so get out your passports. It’s time to book a vacation..
[via CN Traveler]
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