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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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Lots of Mushrooms

Mushrooms, mushrooms and more mushrooms. For a short walk you can see exhibits of more mushrooms... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Beavercreek, Ohio
Now I can cross it off my list

The museum was interesting but I would not visit a second time. There is a lot of information... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Marcella B
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Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 50 31 55
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Reviewed 23 November 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

Thank kiwies0776
Reviewed 2 November 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
Reviewed 7 October 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
Reviewed 20 September 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
Reviewed 15 September 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
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We really enjoyed our tour of the Mushroom museum. The information is provided in both french and english. The variety of mushrooms is impressive and we learnt lots of interesting facts. A good way to spend an hour in the rain as the mushrooms are...More

Thank Ettelbruck1970
Reviewed 20 August 2017

this was recommended to us by the owners of the gite we were staying at along with the Pierre et Lumiere. I was more interested in purchasing the mushrooms which we did, but my partner found the caves alot more interesting than i did.

Thank Jaclan_12
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Very interesting and informative, quite chilly!! Enjoyed the mushroom menu very tasty and divers. Amazing what you can do with mushrooms!

Thank JanetG2103
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8 September 2015|
Response from Wannabe21again |
No, affects the fungi