Laying of the first stone of the Cité in Mâcon

And that's two! It is the turn of the city of Mâcon to celebrate the laying of its first stone, with the aim of opening to the public in summer 2022.

On Monday 29 March 2021, the celebration of the laying of the first stone formalized the start of work on the Cité in Mâcon.

Mâcon-based architect Antoine Récio from RBC Architecture along with the ACL Associés agency and scenographer Adeline Rispal will be driving the transformation of the current BIVB building.

Located in the cultural part of the town, this innovative 17-meter-high construction, which takes inspiration from the ammonite fossils found in the region’s clay-limestone soils and the screw thread of a wooden wine press, will offer views down over the Saône.

A gateway to the vineyards of the southern part of the Bourgogne winegrowing region, this bustling 1,600m² site will offer visitors a chance to explore its vines and wines through an immersive, sensorial visitor trail that will highlight its history, heritage and culture.