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Les Caves Champignonnieres des Roches

40 route des Roches, 41400 Bourre, France
+33 2 54 32 95 33
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Simply amazing!!!

Before we visited we were warned that they only speak French , Well we are in France!! On arrival... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
andyheadlight
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A family trip highlight

If you speak English or German or French ask for the guide from India. This tour is so much more... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Chuck N
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Fort Worth, Texas
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40 route des Roches, 41400 Bourre, France
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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...More

1  Thank andyheadlight
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....More

1  Thank Chuck N
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.

Thank jennyamy
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....More

Thank NancyD5321
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.

Thank SorayaBE
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...More

1  Thank TroublesomePlum
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...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

If you have one hour or over to spend and not only if it rains ;) you can find out a bit about the famous French stone used to build most of the hoses and castles around .... and not only! It is now used...More

Thank hcalin
Reviewed 25 February 2015

We are an Australian family of four with two kids (10 and 12). As a break from the castles we went to visit the underground mushroom caves. What a mistake! We paid 39 Euros for the not-quite-one-hour tour which "included" a tour of the "underground...More

2  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 August 2014

There is history here and great art as well. These caves are what was left when the quarrying of stone for the surrounding chateaus petered out. France was the first cultivator of mushrooms during Louis IV's reign so I thought it would be interesting to...More

1  Thank Kevin B
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