Below are the key dates for the project, from the first idea to the design of the exhibition space.


The BIVB validates the idea of a project to create a cultural center for wine, within the framework of its Plan Amplitude 2015.


A feasibility study confirms this opportunities presented by such a project, based on collective education and communication with regard to Bourgogne wines with tourists. The idea for a network across the main wine-producing areas is validated.

1st SEMESTER 2015

Creation of a detailed program for the Cité des vins project. In parallel, the economic model is established.

MAY 2015

The city of Beaune undertakes to be the commissioning body for the Cité des vins in Beaune, which will be part of major redevelopment project for the city. The Cité des vins project will be piloted in tandem with the BIVB.

4 JULY 2015

The Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This recognition, which benefits the entire region, underscores the validity of the Cité des vins project, which aims to create an attractive site for educating and communicating with the general public.


Preparatory studies are carried out for the Cité des vins in Chablis and Mâcon.


The wine industry validates the project for the Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne during the BIVB’s AGM, giving the green light for the operational phase of the project.

1st SEMESTER 2017

Round-table for partners and financiers. Establishment of business plans and legal recommendations.

19 DECEMBER 2017

Signature of the agreement with local authority partners and financiers of the project Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne.

MARCH 2018

Launch of a tender process to select the commissioning teams for the Chablis and Mâcon projects: Tender for architecture and exhibition design. 


Nomination of the commissioning body for the Cité des vins in Chablis and Mâcon (architect)


Launch of a tender process within the framework of a global public performance market for the Cité in Beaune, to select a private operator for design and construction.


Nomination of a scenographer for the Cité des vins in Chablis and Mâcon.


Nomination of a museographer for the Cité des vins in Chablis, Beaune et Mâcon.

13 JUNE 2019

Creation of an operating body, the Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne Association.


Appointment of a designer-constructor for the Cité in Beaune.

17 NOVEMBER 2019

The Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne in Beaune is officially unveiled during the Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction.

2019 AND 2020

Development of content and exhibition design for the wines and Climats of the Bourgogne region.

1st SEMESTER 2021

Construction begins in Beaune, Chablis and Mâcon


Opening in Chablis, Beaune and Mâcon