Category Archives: Mushrooms

Giant polystyrene puff balls land in Le Chatelier


We were out strolling last week and came across these giant puff balls (the fungus Calvatia gigantea, I believe) in a local field on the edge of Le Chatelier. At first we thought they were balls of polystyrene that had blown … Continue reading

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Cinq-Mars-la-Pile ~ overground and underground images


Cinq-Mars-la-Pile is a pretty, small town in the Touraine. It stands on the north bank of the Loire and is just to the west of Tours. The town’s name comes from the thirty metre Roman brick tower that stands on … Continue reading

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