We traveled to Carnac today. At Brittany, our guide Awen helped us understand the history of the megaliths. Students made a circle around one of the largest stones, which weighs 30 tons.
Visiting Musee du Champignon, touring the caves of mushrooms. Currently there are an estimated 1.5 million species of mushrooms in the world, and they constitute an element of survival in some countries. The French are fond of 10 or so mushrooms, such as penny buns, Chanterelles, cultivated button mushrooms, and oyster mushrooms. Students went underground exploring the caves.
We ate lunch at La Bourse. Steak and fries, pasta carbonara, and salmon grille.
We went underground into the wine cellars. Our guide explained the process of aging wine in wood barrels. Each barrel costs 500 euro and is only used three times. They resell the barrels for spirits and cider. On average it takes 18 months to age for drinking. After touring the cellars, we tasted four sparkling wines of various ages and were gifted a bottle of sparkling cider.
All photos courtesy of the author.