What to do and see

One of the largest aquatic and recreational centre of Europe


Jonzac centre aquatique antilles lagon CDCHSVSabadelWith buildings spreading over an impressive 10,000m² (2.5 acres) of land, les Antilles de Jonzac facilities combine a spa area and tropical lagoon pools. The centre welcomes more than 400,000 visitors every year, making it a major tourist destination of the South-Western area. Exhibiting a daring architecture, the project was made possible thanks to the region geothermal energy heating the pool water and the ambiance of this space is devoted to relaxation and well-being.



Different areas for your enjoyment:

The lagoon and its 29°C (84°F) water boasts a wave pool, artificial waterfalls, a 60meters water slide and a large Jacuzzi, all of which are bordered by a fine sandy beach along with several deckchairs and a tropical greenhouse. The 25 by 15 meters sports pool can be enjoyed by sportier guests without missing out on any on-site events.

The lagoon is an ideal family-outing destination regardless of the season.


Jonzac centre aquatique antilles espace forme 2 CDCHS V.SabadelThe fitness area allies relaxation and well-being in its 700m² of pools. The rapid river water is set at a temperature of 32°C. Each and every activity, including the outside pool opened all year round, whirlpools, the massage jets and waterfalls, the aqua-aerobics pool, Turkish bath, sauna and tanning area are available to you!

Overlooking the steaming waters is a cardio-fitness platform equipped with numerous amenities such as rowing machines, elliptical trainers and a collection if exercise machines. Group classes overseen by fitness instructors and a number of activities are available in the water: aqua biking, aqua jogging, baby swimmers...This part of the facility allows complete relaxation in a modern setting.

Our beauty salon will pamper you with body and facial care dermo-cosmetic products from the bio-certified "Eau thermal de Jonzac" collection, also found in the Antilles de Jonzac shop, pharmacies and at the thermal baths of Jonzac. A wide range of personalized care is proposed all year long.

The lagoon, spa and beauty salon areas are all linked by footbridges and are sprinkled with creole huts.


Les Antilles de Jonzac

ZAC du Val de Seugne

05 46 86 48 00

For enquiries about prices and opening hours please follow this link:



Jonzac centre aquatique antilles serretropicalen315CDCHSVSabadelLes Antilles not only for swimmers...

The panoramic restaurant, media pole, dancing studio and flourishing tropical greenhouse are also available to Seugne valley strollers. Swimming is not the only activity available at Les Antilles de Jonzac, as such, you may take in the orchids, appreciate the innovating and audacious architecture and its exotic atmosphere, only to enjoy the aquatic facilities at another time.





Les Antilles seminars and receptions

Fully equipped working areas and modular rooms are also available at Les Antilles de Jonzac, to host private and professional meetings under the best possible conditions.

A convention centre combining a modern architecture while still blending with the landscape will be inaugurated some time in 2016, not far from Les Antilles de Jonzac. This high quality facility will be suitable for any groups, seminar, congress and general assembly with a capacity of up to several hundred people.


jonzac base de loisirs baignade CDCHS V.Sabadel 3Not far from les Antilles and the thermal baths is a recreation park managed by the city built for your enjoyment. The area is freely accessible, and visitors can bath in the lagoon surrounded by a fine sand beach (lagoon water warmed by the thermal power plant excess heat.)

The swimming area's surroundings are well kept and contribute to rest and well-being with flowers, shaded areas, grass lawns, a large picnic area, benches, a children's playground, a fishing lake and pedestrian paths along the Seugne River.


The open-air restaurant is open from May to September, easily recognized with big white reception tents.


jonzac base de loisirs parcours accro arbres CDCHS V.Sabadel 4Sports and recreational activities during summer

The city's Sports Service puts numerous sports related activities in place every year, such as: A very young children "pitchoun'" pen, a dragon themed mini park for children from the age of 2 to 6, inflatable structures, tree climbing courses ("accrobranche"), a 105 meters zip-line, an archery range, canoes, kayaks, pedalos, optimists, sailboards, stand-up paddle and a climbing wall.

The Passeport Loisirs Forme is a card sold by the Tourist Information Centre and used by families to enjoy activities mentioned above at a flat rate. It also includes a number of coupons for other activities. Practical and economical, it is used by most.

2014 Recreation Park and Pass information:

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Ideally located, the area is filled with life and very appreciated by tourists and local residents. Every year, "Jonzac Aventure" takes place at the Recreation Park. More than a thousand participants are present at this major event, along with associations and people involved with community life. (Every first Thursday of French summer holidays)

A skate park is also a freely accessible on site.

Prices and enquiries: Jonzac's Tourist Information Centre; +33(0)5 46 48 49 29 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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The park was thought out with one aim: to offer you in a single area an opportunity for games, thought, physical exercise, discovering biodiversity and opening out to culture.

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The Congress Centre opened its doors in October 2017. This space is intended to host companies for seminars and general meetings. It is also a meeting place open to culture and entertainment.

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Jonzac, a castle

Jonzac visite chateau JPat 2013- omtThe Jonzac castle is the city's symbol. Installed on a rocky spur and magnificently overlooking the Seugne Valley, the structure withstood attacks from the Hundred Years' War, Huguenots and slingers. The stronghold was transformed into a well-groomed seigniorial residence during the 17th century. The town council and sub prefecture officials have settled in the castle during the 19th century, still mindful of its state of preservation. During a guided tour, you may learn about the edifice's thousand year history, and wander through the city council's museum, the wedding hall where seigneurs' portraits are displayed, and the theatre from the Napoleon III era. Should you decide on going up to the wall walk, you will be ravished by one of the finest views of the town and the structure's impressive framework.

Jonzac, an historical town centre

Jonzac rue de champagnac 6 CDCHS V.SabadelThe town's historical centre is carefully managed by the municipality. From the renovated Champagnac medieval alleys and "Dark Alleyways" patrol path, to the embellished castle's esplanade and town's main squares, everything emphasise the city's charm.

With its Baltard-styled architecture, the covered market is one of Charente-Maritime's most remarkable. Neighbouring the market is a Romanesque church. Its forecourt is set to illustrate the Merovingian cemetery discovered underneath in 2009, and is, along with the façade, graced with a beautiful lights display, making the church one of France's hundred most beautiful detours. In the Western part of town, the Carmel monk former monastery, located next to the Haute-Saintonge multimedia library and leading to the Maison des Artistes (Artists House), is another of Jonzac's must-see. Each of these landmarks, along with the Departmental Archives and Protestant temple, are introduced by the tourist information centre during guided tours.

You may also discover these venues outside of our guided tours. The "Traversée de Jonzac par les rues et chemins" map, available at the Tourist Information Centre (22 place du château) and online highlights them.


Guided tours of the castle – no prior booking required

Every Tuesday at 3pm, from March to December and during winter school holidays.
Every day at 4pm in July and August
€2.60 per adult – Free of charge under the age of 15


Guided tours of the wall walk – booking required

Every Wednesday from March to December, several departures
€1.60 per adult - Free of charge under the age of 15


Guided tours of the city – no prior booking required

Every Tuesday at 4pm, from March to November
Additional tours every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm during July and August


Group: guided tours on appointment throughout the year, please contact the Tourist Information Centre. Phone: +33(0)5 46 48 49 29

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Windmill and Watermill at Jonzac

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In Jonzac, the heritage of yesteryear has been restored, a stone's throw from les Antilles de Jonzac and the Casino, the City of Jonzac has restored two 18th century mills: the Cluzelet Windmill and the Bret Watermill. You will discover the traditional production of flour and walnut oil.

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