After several years of reflection, design, and hard work, the Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne is now open in Chablis, Beaune, and Mâcon.
The Cité des Climats et Vins de Bourgogne is now open in Chablis, Beaune and Mâcon.
The site in Chablis is housed in a contemporary construction that extends from a wing of the historic site of Le Petit Pontigny, a group of buildings constructed between the 15th and 18th centuries that served as the cellars for the monks of Pontigny Abbey. The new complex includes nearly 800 square meters of exhibition space. The Cité introduces visitors to the history, heritage, and wine culture of the Chablis region, the Grand Auxerrois and the Châtillonnais, through a cultural and educational program comprising introductions to the secrets of the terroir and wine-making and an immersive multi-sensory tour.
The Cité is also home to the Ponti-Bar where visitors can sample more than 80 references from all across the Bourgogne winegrowing region. This selection is regularly updated over the year. Seasonal dishes are also offered to accompany the wines.