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A lovely old man from underground

This is a charming little place to visit. There is ample parking outside and lovely clean toilets... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Welling, United Kingdom
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A cool visit in the summer !

This is more than one expects, as it's so much more than a mushroom museum. Tours are in both... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Maine et Loire, France
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26 Aug 2018
14 Sep 2016
“A cool visit in the summer !”
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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this cave and yes the man who shows you around is a character and seems very nice But we had a mix of French and English speaking and he didn’t really have any enthusiasm for the English translation so we pretty much could understand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is more than one expects, as it's so much more than a mushroom museum. Tours are in both French and English and you'll not only discover the process of underground mushroom production, but also stone working and see how whole families lived, as well...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a charming little place to visit. There is ample parking outside and lovely clean toilets if you need. It has a welcoming lady at the front desk who is very engaging in chatting about the local area and the visit you are about...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

We wanted to visit a place where we could learn how mushrooms are grown in the troglodyte caves. Since this included a tour we decided to go here. We were greeted by a wonderful French man who walked us through the process of how he...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Kim S
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

A lovely visit to the caves. Interesting to find out how they are grown. We bought some to take back with us and they were delicious....even got some more from Super u later that week!

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We visited this underground Champignon farm in order to learn about a rural tradition of the Loire area. We received a very interesting guided tour from the owner and explanations about the cultivation of Champignons, which, due to the pressures of globalization, may becoming a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Tw0Travellers2014
Reviewed 8 July 2014

You don't get much for €5.50 these days but a tour of the caves where Champignons de Paris are grown on a vast scale is one of them. The site is not easy to find and the opening hours are a bit random but once...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Adrian W
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