Sompt - Towns and their attractions

Silver Mines
DescriptionThe silver mines of the French Kings.Silver Mines in Melle
Location79500, Melle
Map of 79500, Melle
Travel time from SomptUnder 10 minutes
More informationHas guided tours of the silver mines in the historic town of Melle.
Opening timesFor June through to end September they are open between 10am and 7pm (closing between 12 and 2:30 for lunch). For other times of the year check out their website.


DescriptionMedieval Town, but the most computerised town in FranceParthenay
Location79200, Parthenay
Map of 79200, Parthenay
Travel time from Sompt1 hour
More informationThe medieval town of Parthenay was allegedly created by a wave of the wand of fairy Mélusine. (Mélusine was an over-achiever, she and her wand also created ramparts at Vouvent). The town was an important stop on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. For the resilient, a three-hour summer guided tour takes-in the drawbridge gate, citadel and several other points of interest. Parthenay has one of Europe’s largest cattle markets and a number of agreeable cafés.
Opening timesN/A


DescriptionImage theme parkFuturoscope
Location86000, Poitiers
Map of 86000, Poitiers
Travel time from Sompt45 minutes
More informationIn 2003, Futuroscope is beaming its futuristic domes, its translucent glass roofs and its shimmering crystals into the confines of the imagination. 8 new attractions have been added to the park including 'Space Station 3D', 'Hanuted Mine' and 'Digital City'. A must see attraction for all those in the area. A 1 day ticket costs 21€ for adults and 16€ for children.
Opening timesFrom 10 am each morning, until nightfall for most of the season.


Festival des Jeux (Festival of games)
DescriptionFestival des Jeux (Festival of games)Festival des Jeux
Location79200, Parthenay
Map of 79200, Parthenay
Travel time from Sompt1 hour
More informationEach year, during July, the whole town is transformed into a town of games for all ages. Check out the schedule for the 2004 event at their website.
Opening timesJuly