New wine-themed theme park opens in France

Must See 07/06/2019

If you're a wine lover, or know someone who is a wine lover, then adding this brand new theme park to your bucketlist is a must!

La Cité du Vin - the City of Wine is the name of the theme park and you'll find it in Bordeaux, one of France's most storied wine regions.

The theme park-meets-museum cost 80 million euros to be made and is already gaining rave reviews.

While the park is a little different to your typical theme park (there is no giant loop-de-loop rollercoasters or rides that spin you so fast you feel ill), the park is not without its thrills.

Eight hundred varieties of wine from 70 different countries are stored at La Cité du Vin's restaurant, and they're all available for tasting and ordering. Plus there are 20 wine themed sections and exhibits, including a totally immersive, simulated boat ride. It shows what it was like to be a globe-trotting, sailing wine merchant.

Even the building's design speaks to what's inside: The twisted metal structure is supposed to evoke wine swirling around a glass, according to the architects. 

It's like a wine lovers Disneyland - just with a cheaper price tag!