You might be one of the many people bored of normal amusement parks. Rides, fried food, long lines–been there, done that, right?
Well, prepare yourself, because something wonderful’s about to happen in Bourdeaux, France that’ll get you excited for theme parks all over again. On June 1, a new theme park called La Cité du Vin, or the City of Wine, will open to the public. That’s right: the wine amusement park that you’ve only ever dreamed of.
The park appeals to two big parts of you: your inner child and your sophisticated, classy self.
Want to take a ride on a Maritime merchant boat simulator while being classy AF with a glass of wine? Don’t mind if I do. Check out 20 interactive, themed exhibits that explain wine history and culture (also with a glass of wine)? Don’t mind if I do.
On top of that, the amusement park offers an auditorium with 250 seats for classes and other video screenings. Or you can try out the tasting tours and other related workshops led by professionals. There’s even a workshop for families that want to bring young children with them, which means no one has to feel left out because of their age.
As tempted as you probably are to binge drink throughout the entire tour, the exhibit’s all about promoting the culture and heritage of wine instead of drinking in excess. So maybe skip the pre-drinking and keep to your limits.
If you’re not really a wine kind of guy or gal, you can still appreciate the incredible architecture. The building was designed to look as if the inside and outside walls are flowing into one another, so you can amuse yourself by literally staring at the walls.
Different portions of the building also capture the essence of wine. Whether it be because of what resembled knotted vines, wine swirling in a glass or the appearance of the Garonne river, the architecture itself is a sight to behold.
You can get tickets here for around $30 CAD per adult.
If you like wine, but are intimidated by people who probably know more about wine than you do, here are a few ideas you could use as conversation starters: