Located in the stunning countryside of western France, the town of Jonzac attracts visitors from across the globe, with its remarkable combination of rural atmosphere, ancient monuments and luxurious leisure facilities. Jonzac is a wonderful place to be. The town’s long history comes to life as you walk along the streets, covered market places and cobbled alleys.
There is an enormous amount to see within the town of Jonzac. The most impressive monument is the dominant Chateau which stands grandly on a rock above the skyline. English language tours of the Chateau are provided for free every Wednesday afternoon during the summer months, but it is well worth investigating whatever time of year you decide to rent holiday accommodation in Jonzac. The Baltard covered market, ancient town gate, bridge, convent and Romanesque church are make for captivating viewing too.
Family holidays to Jonzac, France are well catered for too, with the Les Antilles Water Park providing endless hours of entertainment for children and adults alike with 60m slides, wave pools and waterfalls. The Heurtebise Leisure Park offers plenty too, from sailing clubs to climbing walls, and from natural thermal spas found deep in a cave network to archery lessons. There are many excellent walking and cycling routes around the park, as well as bathing lakes if you get a little hot in the summer sun!
Jonzac’s proximity to France’s famous wine region is also a huge attraction. Wine lovers could not be better positioned to enjoy France’s finest wines, as well as learn a little more about wine tasting. There are almost limitless vineyards to tour, cellars to explore and wines to sample in the area.
Every whim of a visitor to a Jonzac property is well catered for, from the many excellent bars and restaurants located throughout the town to the lively indoor markets and many services provided by the town. Despite the high standards of living from Jonzac accommodation, the town has retained it charming rural town atmosphere.
There are many great places to visit from an apartment of villa in Jonzac. The beaches of the Charente-Maritime coastline are just half an hour away, perfect during the summer months, and the historical centres of Saintes and Saint-Jean-d’Angely are wonderful places to visit on a day trip from a Jonzac property.
Jonzac has a blissfully mild climate, perfect for those who cannot function properly in the scorching heat of Southern France. Temperatures in summer average in the mid 20’s (˚C), which is still easily warm enough to swim. In winter, temperatures are also remarkably pleasant, averaging around 5˚C.
A holiday property in Jonzac is remarkably easy to reach. There are three airports within an hour and a half drive, with Angouleme (ANG), Bordeaux (BOD) and Bergerac (EGC) all receiving direct flights from the UK. Ryanair and Flybe provide the greatest number of flights to the area, although some other routes are available.