At Jonzac

Jonzac thermal baths

Located in the heart of the Cognac vineyards in Haute-Saintonge, the Chaîne Thermale du Soleil and its troglodytic thermal baths in Jonzac are open from February to December.
They welcome you both for your well-being, thanks to their free tailor-made cures and their à la carte treatments, in particular by offering different escapades in the spa, in balneotherapy, or in relaxation, and for your health with 18-day therapeutic cures treating phlebology, rheumatology and/or respiratory tracts.

Les Antilles de Jonzac

This 10,000m² aquatic centre, located just a few minutes from Jonzac town centre, offers different areas for the whole family, within a giant tropical greenhouse for children and adults: 

-    A lagoon area, with water at 29°C, where you can enjoy a 60m slide, a wave pool, waterfalls and a swimming pool.
-    A relaxation area, with water at 32°C, where you can enjoy the current river, the massage jets, as well as the bubbling baths, sauna and hammam.
-    A beauty area, where a treatment at the institute gives you access to the relaxation area. You will be offered facials and body treatments, massages from around the world, a nail bar, and many other options.
-    A fitness area where you can take advantage of a sports platform and/or aquatic or fitness classes.

Must-sees and Visits

The castle, built in the 15th century and modified until the 19th century, now houses the town hall and the sub-prefecture. Guided tours can be booked at the tourist office.

Come and discover the heart of the city, between the castle, the church and the Carmelite cloister. You can stroll through the medieval streets, contemplate the monuments and the facades of the 19th century houses.
A guided tour of the heart of the city is offered once a week, upon reservation at the tourist office.

Two religious buildings are to be admired in the heart of the town: the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais church, whose facade, in the purest Romanesque Saintongeais style, is classified as a historical monument, and the Cloister of the Carmelites, now a venue for exhibitions, conferences and shows.

The Medieval Garden, hidden in the alleyway of the Chemin de Ronde des Galeries Noires, presents more than 100 different plants, organised in thematic squares. It can only be visited in a guided way, by reservation at the tourist office.

The Ateliers de la Corderie are home to craftsmen who offer to share their passion by showing you their skills in pottery, mosaics, marquetry, leather work, fabrics, stained glass, etc…

Some of these craftsmen offer occasional courses so that you can practise their discipline.

In order to discover the city as a whole, both the heart of the city and the natural side of the banks of the Seugne, a Terra Aventura course has been set up. In about two hours, based on the principle of treasure hunting and geocaching, you will try to find out where Poïz'Zéïdon is thanks to a set of questions and enigmas adapted to everyone.

In the Val de Seugne business park, the town of Jonzac restored two mills in 2001 and 2007. The water mill at Chez Bret now produces walnut oil and the miller invites you to discover her trade through visits during which the mill is in production.

The Cluzelet windmill produces flour, and the miller shows you his know-how during guided tours.

A Gallo-Roman villa was discovered in 2003 during excavations prior to the construction of the Antilles de Jonzac: that of a Gallo-Roman dignitary named Jovinius, who gave his name to the town (Joviniacum). Today the remains are still visible behind the watermill. Visits are organised in July and August, on reservation.

Adjacent to the Jonzac Antilles aquatic complex, the Jonzac Casino opens its various gaming rooms everyday. The establishment regularly organises musical evenings.

On the other side of the Boulevard Adrien Barthélémy, the Maison de l'Energie presents renewable energies, geothermal energy, which has been in place in Jonzac since the 1980s, as well as part of the history of the thermal baths.