Wine theme park opens in France (cheers to that!)

La Cité du Vin set to open in Bordeaux

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Wine theme park opens in France

Get ready for all your prayers to be answered at once - France is opening a wine theme park.

Yep, the shrine to wine - officially called La Cité du Vin - opens its doors on 1 June and is located on the banks of the Garonne River in Bordeaux.

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The 14,000 m2 building, designed by the architects Nicolas Desmazieres and Anouk Legendre, is a sort of museum-meets-theme-park with three tasting areas and a panoramic restaurant on the seventh floor.

There's also workshops, a 250-seater auditorium for performance, concerts, screenings, conferences and debates, and 19 different themed spaces, most of which are interactive, reports CNBC.

The construction is the first of its kind, and took seven years to complete at a cost of 81 million euros.

The City of Wine will also offer tours to the famous wine-growing regions in Bordeaux, visiting beautiful vineyards with, of course, tastings along the way.

The Metro reports that, while there's no roller coasters, there's also a boat ride that "mimics a wine merchant's journey around the world".

Bags packed already? We don't blame you.

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