THE CITY OF WINE
The City of Wine is a unique cultural place in the world that gives to see wine differently, throughout the world, through the ages, in all cultures and civilizations, at the heart of an emblematic architecture. Led by the Fondation pour la culture et les civilisations du vin, La Cité du Vin opened its doors on June 1, 2016, and is now the must-visit stop in Bordeaux. Between the international wine museum and interpretation centre, La Cité du Vin approaches wine as a cultural heritage, universal and living, through an immersive and sensorial approach.
THE CATHEDRAL SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE IN BAZAS
From the pretty square surrounded by houses on canopies of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, one reaches the cathedral Saint-Jean (Monument Historique-liste de 1840), built in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries on the model of the great Gothic cathedrals of the North of France. The cathedral was largely devastated by the Huguenots (1577-1578), but the portals, the most beautiful example of Gothic statuary in the Gironde, were spared. The central portal is dedicated to the Last Judgment and the history of St John the Baptist; the side portals are dedicated to the Virgin and St Peter. The interior of the building, of great sobriety, is remarkable by the perspective of the narrow and long nave. the cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, under the Ways of Santiago de Compostela (1998).