Mystery surrounds discovery of wild truffle growing on Paris rooftop

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A wild truffle has been found growing beneath a hornbeam tree on the roof garden of a Mercure hotel close the Eiffel Tower in central Paris, an extraordinary discovery given that the usual habitat of the much sought-after mushroom, which commands thousands of euros per kilo, is normally limited to certain regions of southern Europe.

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Urban scientists and Paris foodies are getting excited about a bizarre discovery atop a hotel near the Eiffel Tower: the first-ever wild truffle growing in the French capital, reports The Washington Post.