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Address: Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
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Great way to spend an hour

Interesting self guided tour through an underground and very comprehensive display of mushroom varieties (like a natural history museum solely devoted to mushrooms!). Go prepared... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morgan G
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London, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not the most gripping sightseeing experience. Lots of pictures of mushrooms and models of mushrooms in cabinets that have so much condensation you cannot really focus. Best bit is in deepest parts of the cave where you see exotic mushrooms being grown. If you have nothing else to do (what about tasting more wines?) then ok.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting self guided tour through an underground and very comprehensive display of mushroom varieties (like a natural history museum solely devoted to mushrooms!). Go prepared to read a heap of information but well curated. After the museum is the growing area where you can see different ways of growing some of the more popular varieties. Would recommend if you have... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit if you are into mushrooms. We learned a lot about it however they need to revise the price...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Well where else can you go to a museum of mushrooms, first part explains and has preserved hundreds if not thousands of different types of mushrooms and then deep in the rock are where the mushrooms are farmed. Interesting experience and I don't even like mushrooms!! Take a jumper whatever the weather as cool in the 'caves' and won't keep... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited here in the middle of a heatwave for bit of relief from the heat, it is in a cave so the temp is around 10 - 12 degrees. There is a hugh selection of mushrooms and it shows all the different types. Then you go through to the growing area and you can see the different mushrooms growing and... More 

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Washington
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband lives for mushrooms, a necessary staple for vegans, and it was exciting to visit an entire museum dedicated to the fungi. It was interesting to us, especially to see the actual mushrooms growing, but I could see how this might get a little boring for some, especially children. I feel like this museum caters to a niche market,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A great discovery! Saumur is known for it's horses and wine of course, but it is also a big producer of mushrooms! The mushroom museum is a great visit and a must do! The beginning of the visit is historical and only pictures but then you go further into the caves and you can see the production of all kinds... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but this museum is very different and out of the ordinary. You travel through a labyrinth of underground rooms which have a mass of different mushrooms growing and on display. There is also what used to be an ancient underground residence you can walk through. My wife and I enjoyed the visit and bought... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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136 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The underground cave was great. At the beginning it was all pictures and history and I was disappointed but THEN the live mushrooms appeared round the next corner. They were amazing. Every sort and shape you could think of. We Irish don't eat too many varieties but maybe we should.

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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Most of our trips on this break in the area were not cheap, but this seemed the least value for money. However, it was fascinating and came with english translation and a welcome cool hour on a seriously hot day. Make sure you buy some mushrooms, because they are just lovely.

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