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Musee du Champignon

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A fascinating and unusual collection including many still growing. Depends on how interested you... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Stroud, United Kingdom
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Lots of Mushrooms

Mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms. For a short walk you can see exhibits of more mushrooms... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2017
Beavercreek, Ohio
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Discover an active educational mushroom. Your senses are awakening! A fascinating world of colours and scents awaits you with a variety of cultivated varieties. Admire the largest collection of wild mushrooms in Europe. Our galleries are packed with...more
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Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 50 31 55
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Underground troglodyte caves now a mushroom growing environment with so many different kinds of mushrooms. Chatted to the growers deep underground who pick the mushrooms daily. The cafe afterwards sold mushroom beer...my husband loved it!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DelLancashire
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Takes about an hour and if you have an interest in mushroom cultivation it is likely to pique your interest. A rather difficult place to take kids as the displays are not at kid level, so bring a strong back to lift them.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

A self guided tour is provided explaining what is needed to grow the various varieties of mushrooms and the history of mushroom growing. We hired a local tour guide who made the whole experience even more educational and fun. Be prepared for cool mushroom growing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jo-Ann M
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A fascinating and unusual collection including many still growing. Depends on how interested you are in mushrooms. It’s chilly so wrap up warm even in the height of summer. Some ceilings get quite low. Nice range of fresh mushrooms for sale, and very good value.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank revoda
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed chilling in the cave on hot day! Fascinated to learn interesting facts about mushrooms and to see them growing. Enjoyed mushroom bread! Small person doesn’t like mushrooms so was less impressed!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 1966MG
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Likes Full of mushrooms Toward the end a gorgeous smell Cool in the cave Hate 9euros The first part of the tour (we had no guide) is painted clay mushrooms and displays that are difficult to see due to condensation No opportunity to sample anything...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Very extensive and interesting display of all kinds of mushrooms from around the world, as you walk through the underground labyrinth.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Avalon-Wine
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms. For a short walk you can see exhibits of more mushrooms that I through exsisted. The information (eatable or non) provided for the types of mushrooms was very interesting. If you like to eat mushrooms this is a short trip...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank kiwies0776
Reviewed November 2, 2017

The museum was interesting but I would not visit a second time. There is a lot of information posted on the walls in English and French but the displays were a bit lacking. I paid 9 euros to walk around in a cave which was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Marcella B
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum and on finding out that there were no guided tours, we were still charged 9 euros to self-guide. We would have maybe considered not going in had we not walked from Saumur (5 miles) to get there. We went in and yes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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March 14, 2018|
Response from Pierre C | Property representative |
Yes, we have a special access for persons with wheelchair and all the tour is accessible.
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September 8, 2015|
Response from Wannabe21again |
No, affects the fungi
September 8, 2015|
Response from Pierre C | Property representative |
We are sorry, but dogs are not allowed inside the mushroom museum. Sometimes, mushrooms are positionned on the ground and your dog could eat something bad. We are sorry and hope you understand.
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