All local, public and institutional authorities concerned by the project are actively supporting the Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne.


A project driven by the BIVB


The Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne project provides a structure for the wine and tourism industries in the Bourgogne region. The idea came from the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB), which will be driving the project. It was designed in cooperation with local authorities, the tourism trade, and the wine industry.

The Cité des vins sites in Chablis and Mâcon will be driven by the BIVB for each phase of the project, from planning, through construction and content creation operation.

The city of Beaune is the commissioning body for the construction of the Cité des vins in Beaune, because it will be part of a wider renovation project. The city will be carrying out the work according to specifications drawn up in tandem with the BIVB. The BIVB will be charged with developing the content and promotion within the Cité des Vins, as well as operating the site.

The development of content relating to the Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region will be done in partnership with the Association for the Climats of the Bourgogne winegrowing region.



The overall cost of the project is provisionally estimated to be €22 million for the three sites:

€14.5m for Beaune
€4.4m for Mâcon
€3.1m for Chablis

The provisional budget covers construction, and interior fitting and design.

All regional, public and institutional authorities have come together to fully back the Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne project.

Around 50% of the financing will come from the public purse. The Conseil Régional de Bourgogne Franche-Comté is playing a key role in driving the project, which fits perfectly within the framework of the new regional plan for tourism and leisure development 2017-2022.

Partner public bodies:

The Conseil Régional de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, the Conseil Départemental de la Côte-d’Or, the City of Beaune, the Communauté d’Agglomération Beaune Côte et Sud, the Pays Beaunois, the Conseil Départemental de l'Yonne, the Town of Chablis, the Conseil Départemental de Saône et Loire, the Communauté d'agglomération - Mâconnais-Beaujolais Agglomération, the Pays Sud Bourgogne, the Communauté de Commune Mâconnais-Tournugeois, and the European Union.

The local wine industry will play a major role in the project.

The BIVB will be providing €3.5 million to the project, including €500,000 from the BIVB in Chablis. The Chablis wines union (FDAC) will be contributing €100,000 to the Cité des vins in Chablis.

The management of these three structures, handled by the Association Cité des Climats & vins de Bourgogne Association, will ensure additional financing through sponsorship.