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Orbec Mushroom FarmNORMANDY’S LAST WORKING MUSHROOM CAVE

Orbec Mushroom Farm

Troglodyte tour of Normandy’s last working mushroom cave.

NORMANDY’S LAST WORKING MUSHROOM CAVE

An old stone quarry

The charming little town of Orbec has this old stone quarry to thank for its superb built heritage. In use from the Middle Ages until the 19th century, this limestone quarry was used for the construction of the town’s most prestigious buildings.

One of the last mushroom caves in Normandy

By the 20th century, the quarry’s tunnels were no longer being used for extracting stone. A mushroom farm was set up. Since then, they have been growing their famous button mushrooms (1 tonne of button mushrooms per week!) but also oyster mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms. Products are sold directly on site.

Guided tour with the producer

Meet in Orbec on the first Sunday of every month from September to June. Make sure you wear warm clothes and sensible shoes! Share in the owner’s passion for mushroom growing and discover the secrets of the farm. Please note: tours are by reservation only.

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La champignonnière d’Orbec

La Vespière

14290 La Vespière

 


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