This article reminded us of the time when we were in the Loire.
Actually it was by accident that we found the Champignon musuem just further along route D7. We had lunch of grilled portobello (really large ones) with pork layered over it washed down with a glass of Saumur white. This cost us €22 for two back in 2005. Not just a cave for mushrooms, it was also a dwelling.
Then there was Rochemenier, dug into the ground. Some of them are still inhabited just like Sassi di Matera, featured in the Daily mail link above. Actually we saw the same in the Shaanxi province of China but no worth photos to share. The advantages of living in such dwellings is that it is cool in the summer and warm in the winter we are told. More to come when we start putting up pages of our handprints in Europe, and in particular – France!
The proof of the pudding is eating it.