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Bistrot! From Baudelaire to Picasso

Charles Camoin, La petite Lina, 1907 Huile sur toile, Marseille, Musée Cantini ©Photo Claude Almodovar et Michel Vialle © ADAGP, Paris 2017

17 March – 21 June 2017.

For its first major temporary exhibition, La Cité du Vin is presenting some one hundred works ranging from paintings to photography, films and literature. The goal of this exhibition is to highlight the essential role of cafés and bistrots in creation and society, from the late 18th century to the current day.
At times leaving France behind for the rest of Europe and the USA, combining traditional media with photography and cinema, it
celebrates the living, fertile links between the world of the arts and the world of the café.
 
Free for Season Ticket holders.

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Guided tour of the exhibition Bistro! From Baudelaire to Picasso

Charles Camoin, La petite Lina, 1907 Huile sur toile, Marseille, Musée Cantini ©Photo Claude Almodovar et Michel Vialle © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Follow the guide and soak up the atmosphere of cafés from the 18th century to the present day. With around a hundred works (pictures, photographs, literature), discover modern and contemporary artists’ many visions of bistros in France and around the world, these centres of conviviality where all society is on show.

From March, 17th to June, 21st
Daily at 4pm, every Friday at 4pm and 6 pm
Location : Temporary exhibition
Duration: 1hr

Full price (includes the admission to the exhibition)
* Reduced rate for holders of season tickets available for sale on site only


 
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Guided tour of the Bistro! exhibition in French Sign Language

Charles Camoin, La petite Lina, 1907 Huile sur toile, Marseille, Musée Cantini ©Photo Claude Almodovar et Michel Vialle © ADAGP, Paris 2017

Follow the guide and soak up the atmosphere of cafés from the 18th century to the present day. With around a hundred works (pictures, photographs, literature), discover modern and contemporary artists’ many visions of bistros in France and around the world, these centres of conviviality where all society is on show.

Saturday 25 March at 3pm
Location : Temporary exhibition
Duration: 1hr

Full price (includes the admission to the exhibition)
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Youth workshop Bistro! From Baudelaire to Picasso

Charles Camoin, La petite Lina, 1907 Huile sur toile, Marseille, Musée Cantini ©Photo Claude Almodovar et Michel Vialle © ADAGP, Paris 2017

With a guide, your children will discover the atmosphere of the bistros of yesteryear, by studying the most important works in the exhibition. After this exploration, they will step into the shoes of a character, a dandy or a waiter, someone elegant or artistic, and will leave with a small souvenir!

Daily at 11 am during School holidays from April, 1st to May, 1st
Location : Dolia room (Convivium space)
Duration: 1hr
Children from 6 to 12 years old
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A guided tour and a drink

Charles Camoin, La petite Lina, 1907 Huile sur toile, Marseille, Musée Cantini ©Photo Claude Almodovar et Michel Vialle © ADAGP, Paris 2017

In connection with the exhibition Bistro! From Baudelaire to Picasso.

Join the guided tour of the temporary exhibition Bistro! From Baudelaire to Picasso (1hr), then let the conviviality go on by following the guide to an historic Bordeaux café. You will have a commented tasting of Lillet, the symbolic, fruity aperitif created at the heart of Bordeaux’s vineyards.

At 6pm, Wednesday April 12th, May 10th, June 14th
Location : La Cité du Vin, Le Café des Arts
Duration: 2hrs
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LA CITE DU VIN TICKET

La Cité du Vin ticket

Embark on an immersive, sensory adventure to discover the cultures and civilisations of wine. In an open exhibition space occupying more than 3,000 m², nearly twenty different themed areas invite you to take a voyage of discovery and enjoy a unique experience exploring the many and varied facets of wine across time and space.

Throughout your visit of the permanent tour, you will be equipped with a ‘travel companion’, an innovative tool in 8 languages allowing you to explore the exhibition at your own pace and in line with your own profile (included in the admission fee). The ticket also includes access to La Cité du Vin’s Belvedere, where you will discover a 360° view of Bordeaux whilst tasting a glass of world wine (50 ml).


Note: Discounted tickets and passes (adult, Young person, child, family packs) are available for sale on-site only. Supporting documents are required


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La Cité du Vin ticket Open

La Cité du Vin whenever you want! An original gift idea.
The Open ticket gives access to all the different parts of La Cité du Vin (except temporary exhibitions from 2017 onwards), on the day of your choice, without the queues. 
Priority access.
Undated ticket valid one year from date of purchase.


Note : ticket may not be exchanged or refunded.
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SEASON TICKET

Season Tickets

La Cité du Vin proposes an exclusive rate for season tickets.
This season ticket grants admission to the permanent tour, temporary exhibitions and belvedere (five free glass only) for a duration of 12 months from the date of the first use, as often as you wish.

 


Advantages of the season ticket:
- Unlimited admission to the offering of La Cité du Vin
- Entry without queuing from the 2nd visit
- Duo rate for two adults in the same family
- Advantageous rates for those accompanying you
- Advantages in the shops and restaurants of La Cité du Vin

Discounted season tickets (adult, young person, child, accompanying person) are available for sale on-site only. Supporting documents are required.

Note: your subscription card with your photo will be given to you at reception at La Cité du Vin. For a two-person subscription, both people must be present at the reception desk.


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WORKSHOPS

WINES OF THE WORLD THURSDAYS

On the 3rd Thursday of each month, in collaboration with its winegrowing partners, La Cité du Vin offers an invitation to discover a wine-producing region or country. In the course of this wine-tasting workshop led by an expert, discover four wines that express all the riches and specific character of the region or country in question!
 


6.30pm the 16th March (Grenache du Roussillon)
6.30pm and 8.30pm the 20th April (Uruguay), the 18th May (Bordeaux & Pu’Er teas) and the 22nd June (Spain)
Venue: Introductory Room |
Duration: 1h 15 mins


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A Glass of Wine in Markets of the World

Enjoy a unique tasting experience. Seated comfortably in an immersive space (360° images, lights, sounds and smells), embark on a great journey to the heart of the world’s markets and experiment with pairings between virtual food and real wines. A tasting which will awaken all your senses.

Location: Multi-sensory space
Duration: 1 hr

Workshop in French :
At 4:30pm - Every day from the 3rd of January to the 5th of November
At 6:30pm - the 13th of April, the 11th of May, the 8th of June

Workshop in English :
At 2pm - Every day from the 1st of April to the 1st of May
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Upside down

Always wanted to try wine tasting but were afraid to ask? This is the perfect workshop for you! With the help of a presenter you will smell, examine, experiment, play with your senses, and discover that tasting is accessible to all.

Location: Introductory room
Duration: 1 hour

Workshop in French
At 2pm - Every day until the 8th July
At 6:30pm - April 6th, May 5th, June 1st, July 7th


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Family workshop - Something for every taste

Tasting – a codified activity open only to enlightened connoisseurs? Not at all.
Young and old can enjoy learning about the subtleties of taste with an original tasting session which will awaken all your senses. Touch, aroma and taste experiences will help you understand the origins of taste and the factors affecting how we perceive food. Tasting will no longer hold any secrets for you!
No alcohol is required for families to enjoy this activity without moderation, so don’t hold back!


Parents – children aged 6 to 18
Convivium space
Duration 1 hr

Workshop available in French only.
AT 4.30pm - Every week-end and bank holidays (8th and 25th of May, 5th of June) from the 6th of May to the 2nd of July
AT 4.30pm - Every day from the 1st of April to the 1st of May

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Question of style: Bordeaux

Come and sample Bordeaux, its history and its identity. Each vineyard’s reputation is built on a style, terroirs, grape varieties, expertise and methods developed by men and women over the course of centuries.

Workshop designed in collaboration with the Bordeaux Wine School.


Duration: 1 hour
Location: Introductory room

Workshop in French :
At 11am: weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from the 1st of April to the 7th of July
At 6:30pm the 27th of April, the 25th of May, the 22nd of June

Workshop in English :
At 4pm- Every day from the 1st of April to the 1st of May

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The wine of writers

A workshop for people who love surprises and are ready and waiting to discover wine from an unexpected perspective. Come along to discover and taste the wine of writers.
Location: Connoisseur lounge
Duration: 1 hr

Workshop available in French only
At 3pm:
- Weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from the 3rd of January to the 31st of March

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TOURS & ACTIVITIES

La Cité du Vin, spotlight on architecture (FRENCH TOUR)

La Cité du Vin, an incredible setting designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of XTU Architects. The presenters delve deeper into this exceptional building and its architecture, materials, symbolism and construction.
Daily at 3pm
Duration: 1hr
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La Cité du Vin, spotlight on architecture (ENGLISH TOUR)

La Cité du Vin, an incredible setting designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières of XTU Architects. The presenters delve deeper into this exceptional building and its architecture, materials, symbolism and construction.


Daily at 11am
Duration: 1hr
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EVENTS & SHOWS

L’Assommoir

After the novel by Émile Zola - ©Isabelle Jouvante
Linked to the exhibition: Bistro! From Baudelaire to Picasso

In ‘L’ASSOMMOIR’, six young people drink and tell of the grandeur and decadence of Gervaise Macquart, an honest washerwoman in Paris’s Goutte d’Or district. Mother to two children and abandoned by her husband, Gervaise works hard to make her dream of opening her own laundry come true. Unfortunately, after an accident, her new husband Coupeau descends into idleness and above all into alcohol. Gervaise shuts her eyes to her husband’s behaviour and slowly becomes increasingly lax: she works less and less, lets her business go under, runs up debts and begins to see the children’s father Lantier again. Descent into alcoholism leaves Gervaise in a grimy, puffy state, until utterly destitute, she ends up becoming a prostitute to survive. Her social decline continues and she ultimately dies in total indifference.
Bottles are emptied, minds (and bodies) are warmed up, and fiction and reality become jumbled up in an exhilarating drunken binge: as drinking companions or fictional characters, they are singing from both theatrical and an alcoholic hymn sheets. A performance where drink flows freely and boys and girls fall in love, are torn apart and play out Gervaise’s cruel tale to the very end.

 
Friday 14th of April at 8pm
Auditorium
Duration 2hours 10minutes

 
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KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE

Montparnasse in the 1920s, a painter’s workshop, a woman slipping on her stockings... She recalls: Kiki de Montparnasse, the ‘model’ of a revolution which set new standards for art and the world. Kiki de Montparnasse, brazen and liberated, posed nude for paintings by Foujita, Modigliani, Soutine and others. She sang, painted, danced and hosted extravagant evenings. Man Ray’s well-trained eye ‘thought she had an irreproachable physique from head to toe’, and made her his muse and his lover, immortalising her in his photography. Kiki crossed paths with the poets and writers of the time, becoming a friend of Hemingway. From La Coupole to La Rotonde, Jockey to Bar Dingo, New York to Berlin, this wild amorous muse ran wild, burnt through her life and traced in gold letters the destiny of a Montparnasse legend.
 
Director: Jean-Jacques Beneix
With: Héloïse Wagner accompanied on guitar by Rémi Oswald and Rodrigue Fernandes
Music: Reinhardt Wagner
Song lyrics: Franck Thomas

Saturday 13th May at 8.30 pm
Thomas Jefferson Auditorium
Duration 1hr30
Full rate €18.00

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