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Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches

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Unexpected jewel - underground caves and mushroom cultivation!

We didn’t expect to find this tourist attraction but we’re glad we did ! For 12 EUR you can explore... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Vivienne T
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Far more interesting than you might expect . . .

The caves had been recommended to us so we went to have a look. Despite the opening times being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ruthsmum
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Alton in Hampshire
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40 route des Roches, 41400 Bourre, France
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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 21 May 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.

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Reviewed 28 August 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

1  Thank SVOE
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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

Thank Leopad8
Reviewed 27 July 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

Thank Dana R
Reviewed 22 July 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!!

Thank villagelass500
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Very interesting tour of a mushroom farm in the caves at Bourre'. Not sure if there is an English tour, but it's very cool and quite different!

Thank KarenFromLA1
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Funny guide, well informed and ready to answer questions. Impressive and instructive. I strongly recommend.

Thank Liana U
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Growing mushrooms 50 meters underground in 120 kilometres of limestone galleries + village street carved into solid rock be eccentric- well worth the visit! French only spoken so not great for my German wife; and nice guide is mushroom picker / not trained presenter. But...More

Thank Andreas D
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