Social Events in Bordeaux: ICSA 2017 Annual Conference
Sunday, July 2, 2017

ICSA’s conference partner, SFRAEM, has graciously identified social events in which conference attendees may participate.

There are three options:
  1. A one-day pass to the Cité du Vin wine museum and a guided cruise on the Garonne River, dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux. The 90-minute cruise begins at 16:30 (4:30 pm - arrive early) – board from the Cité du Vin. 32 € 
  2. The Garonne River cruise only, beginning at 16:30 (4:30 pm). 21 € 
  3. A one-day pass to the Cité du Vin wine museum (10:00 am). 20 € 
How to Purchase Tickets
  1. Cruise and museum. Look toward the upper right and under “Booking.” Select “Pass Adult 32 €” under “Pass Cité du Vin.” (Children’s fees are also listed.) 
  2. Cruise only. Look toward the upper right – “Booking.” Under “Tarifs” (i.e., cruise), select “Normal (i.e., adult) 21 €.” (Children’s fees are also listed.) 
  3. Museum only. Scroll down to the option: “TICKET "PERMANENT TOUR + BELVEDERE." Tickets may be purchased on site, as well as ahead of time. 
Notes regarding options 1 and 2.

At the time of posting these instructions, the “booking” section of the website gave the boat departure time in the time zone of the person purchasing the ticket. The correct departure time is 16:30 (4:30 pm) BORDEAUX TIME.

If you are planning to take the cruise book your tickets early. Summer season is a very popular time and places go quickly.

The “CRUISE + CITÉ DU VIN” PASS gives you access to the centre’s permanent exhibition. This interactive, audio-guided tour culminates at a height of 35 metres, for a spectacular 360° view on Bordeaux and its river. You’ll also enjoy the opportunity to taste an international wine.

ATTENTION: The visit to the Cité du Vin must be taken before the cruise. Plan for at least 2 hours minimum for the visit.

When you purchase your “CRUISE + CITÉ DU VIN” PASS, boarding passes will be sent to by e-mail, along with an exchange voucher.

This voucher provides access to La Cité du Vin’s permanent exhibition, as well as the wine tasting at the top of the panoramic belvedere. Your voucher must be printed out, to be exchanged for a ticket upon presentation of proof of identity (ID) for the person named on the voucher.

The visit must be made the same day as the cruise: between 9:30 AM and 4 PM. Plan on spending at least 2 hours at La Cité du Vin.

To exchange your voucher: La Cité du Vin reception – “Caisse Prioritaire” (priority counter)

Address: 1 Esplanade de Pontac, 33000 Bordeaux

To get there, take Tram B and get off at "La Cité du Vin".