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Musee du Champignon

Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 50 31 55
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Fascinating visit if you like mushrooms

Enjoyed chilling in the cave on hot day! Fascinated to learn interesting facts about mushrooms and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1966MG
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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You would have to be bored or very hot

Likes Full of mushrooms Toward the end a gorgeous smell Cool in the cave Hate 9euros The first... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2018
Colin I
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Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank 1966MG
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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

Thank Colin I
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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.

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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

3  Thank kiwies0776
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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

Thank Marcella B
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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

Thank Gemma H
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

I really feel that the museum should have closed a few weeks before our visit. The preserved mushrooms in glass were very interesting but the latter half with the growing mushrooms was pretty much empty and quite strange! I'm sure this would be a completely...More

Thank LynnAnderson2011
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Ok you can go here and if you keep your expectations in check and your imagination wide open maybe enjoy it. But honestly it didn't do much for me. It's a bunch of troglodytes underground showing the history of the millions of mushrooms in France...More

Thank scott t
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

You'll learn so much about mushrooms and cultivating the, when you take this interesting tour. The caves are interesting and there is an array of mushrooms to see and learn about. Our guide had no command of English so our group leader has to translate....More

Thank Kurt J
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting and informative self-guided tour. You can also see the different ways how several types of eadible mushrooms are grown. Wear some warm clothing as temperature is around 14 degrees celcius.

Thank Michel V
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