Capital of the famous mushroom, the "Tuber Melanosporum", the name given to the black truffle, Richerenches had to offer a museum dedicated to this gastronomic wealth.
Installed in the superb 12th century Commandery of the Templars, this museum in fact presents the two symbols of the village, viticulture and truffle growing.
The Truffle and Wine Museum
- A collection of tools and objects tell you about the cultivation of the vine and wine and the truffle harvest.
- Photographs, films and terminals to consult allow you to better understand the mysterious world of the truffle by revealing some of its secrets.
- By combining truffle and wine, gastronomy invites you to its table with the great chefs and their best recipes.
Once the harvest is done and the grapes pressed, the truffle harvest begins,
From the "Ban de la Truffe", proclaimed and the mass said, the village becomes all winter long the Mecca of the "black diamond", with in particular, the weekly truffle market from Saturday morning from mid-November to mid-March which is the most important in Europe.
The "Ban des Truffes", the official inauguration of the market by the members of the Black Diamond Brotherhood and Gastronomy, offers exhibitions, conferences, demonstrations of truffle digging, tasting of truffle omelettes organized by the tourist office of Richerenches.
The Mass of Saint-Antoine
Great moment of the season, the church of Richerenches welcomes the faithful for Saint-Antoine's Day, the 3rd Sunday of January, in the presence of the members of the Black Truffle, black cape, in saltire, the yellow ribbon in the center of which are brought back two black edging with obviously the medal of the "Order of the Black Diamond Brotherhood".
During this exceptional mass, the baskets are filled with truffles, an offering as if to assure the good graces of heaven for the next harvests. The weighing and the public auction give rise to a new ceremony.
Everyone can acquire their truffles there while participating in the spontaneous impetus of the village, thus offering their parish the possibility of continuing to renovate their church and to support
The Museum has been entirely refurbished in the Commandery of the Templars, next to the Tourist Office and is open all year round during the opening hours of the Richerences Tourist Office.
Free entrance, free visit.
Truffle and Wine Museum
Place Hugues de Bourbouton
Tel: 04 90 28 05 34
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