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Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite hard to find but well worth the search We arrived half an hour before tour and it seemed deserted but guide arrived promptly and was excellent and the tour really interesting Learnt a great deal about mushrooms and exploring the caves was a real...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

There is so much more to this tour than just mushrooms. Take the tour, you will not be disappointed!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Arranged a group visit in advance and we were allocated an English speaking guide who was enthusiastic and passionate about the history and commercial use of the caves. Allowed to taste a freshly grown mushroom which was unlike a supermarket version. The stone carvings provided...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t expect to find this tourist attraction but we’re glad we did ! For 12 EUR you can explore the underground galleries of Tuffeaux stone and learn about a novel approach to mushroom cultivation. The quarries started 2000 years ago around 5 BC and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The caves had been recommended to us so we went to have a look. Despite the opening times being clearly displayed we had a good wait, until someone turned up and things started to happen. There was plenty of seating and we did crosswords but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Really worth a visit. It’s not only about champignons, but also about the former quarry. Take a jumper, temperature is 12 degrees Celsius and humidity is high. Passionate guide, we never got bored.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this visit but there was a lot of talking. We were given a summary sheet to read in English beforehand but there was obviously a lot more shared on the tour which we struggled to understand. The way that the shiitake mushrooms grow...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Interesting experience how modern technology using ancient caves for profit and excitement. Very creative!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Leonid P
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Special arrangement needs to be made for an English speaking guide, but we tagged along with the French speaking group and got a small portion of the explanation. the French would laugh an dwe missed it, but still got to see the growing areas. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dana R
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We had a fantastic time on his tour learning about mushrooms and seeing how they grow. Also the underground sculpting is amazing and beautiful art! Great on a hot day!!

Date of experience: July 2017
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