La Cite du Vin Is France's Ultimate Love Letter To Wine

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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