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Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches

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Address: 40 route des Roches, 41400 Bourre, France
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Interesting to learn about the history of the site

The caves are a great place to visit especially when it was 35 deg c outside. The tours are only in French but really interesting to see where the local stone was mined and more... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
JayandRachelB
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Grenoble, France
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was a perfect visit which combined history and culture - several types of Mushrooms and castle quarry stone - plus excellent guide! You can buy mushrooms afterwards! It's cool in the caves.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The caves are a great place to visit especially when it was 35 deg c outside. The tours are only in French but really interesting to see where the local stone was mined and more recently where mushrooms are now grown. The area where the underground village where the stone is cut is impressive. It took the artist 3 years... More 

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Uithoorn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

A visit to this cave is a nice experience, on a hot or rainy day, as you will go into the cave. The guide only spoke French, so knowledge of the French language is necessary. It is nice to see the mushrooms in the different caves, but language limitations prevented us to understand the full story.

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Thank Barbara t
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Before we visited we were warned that they only speak French , Well we are in France!! On arrival we were greeted by a very friendly lady who(qu'ell surprise) did speak only French then another family arrived just after us who didn't speak fluent French either so they rang an English speaking guide who was on holiday this week and... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

If you speak English or German or French ask for the guide from India. This tour is so much more about limestone than mushrooms. Bourre is where most all the castles got their start with miles and miles of limestone tunnels with some amazing history. And a little secret city. At the end of the tour we ate a mushroom... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

Set up so you learn about how the stones were cut out for the chateaux, how mushrooms are produced, and beautiful carvings. Tour was in French. My husband took high school French 20 years ago and understood most of it without needing me to translate.

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Saratoga, California
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

The tour of the mushroom caves was interesting, however not speaking French I did not really understand most of what was said, however we did have a taste of mushroom and also visited the little company store that had many fun mushroom products to try. The carvings in the walls were amazing, and I must have taken at least 20... More 

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Brussels
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

It is an unusual and interesting visit: both for the part on mushrooms, and for the heritage project of the "underground city". Our guide was great and very engaging.

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France
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

Thank goodness I can speak French. The whole experience was a real pleasure for me - to learn about the quarrying of the local Tuffeau stone and then how the mushrooms are prepared and cultivated in the caves. But if you don't speak French the 12 euros entrance fee could feel a little steep. There isn't even a pamphlet in... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

A little strange mixture of things, but knowing the mushrooms are grown in the caves and the carvings are also done in the caves makes sense. A wonderful example of carving which is still on going. A tour of the Mushroom Caves also fascinating. Our french guide helped us along by speaking English as well. You are also able to... More 

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