France has taken its love for wine to a whole other level.
La Cite du Vin, a wine museum-theme park hybrid, officially opened its doors Wednesday in Bordeaux. The city's mayor, Alain Juppe, described it as a “Guggenheim to wine," according to USA Today.
People take part in a sensory exhibit as they visit La Cite du Vin (Wine Museum) as it opens its doors to the public in Bordeaux on June 1, 2016. (Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images)
The $91-million facility, which began construction in 2009, includes 20 exhibits dedicated to the history of wine, The Independent reports.
There's also a bar that offers an incredible selection of 800 different wines.
It was designed to look like "the swirl in a wine glass," according to the BBC.
A picture taken on May 24, 2016 in Bordeaux shows the Cite du Vin building, designed by architects Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazieres. (Photo: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)
‘Guggenheim to wine’
It's not the first wine museum, as Forbes reports, but what sets it apart is its sprawling scale.
The 10-storey facility offers wine tastings, restaurants and even a boat simulator that takes attendees on a journey through the history of wine.
People look at bottles of wine as they visit La Cite du Vin as it opens its doors to the public in Bordeaux on June 1, 2016. (Photo: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images)
We're just excited to see actors portraying figures like Voltaire or Napoleon while they discuss their favourite wines — which is a real thing at this majestic wine mecca.
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