One of the closest coastal resorts to UNESCO–listed Bordeaux, the lively beach town of Arcachon is famous for its plump, fresh Pacific oysters. Here are a few ways to explore the sun-drenched shores of the Côte d’Argent and savor the seafood flavors the locals love.
Les Antilles de Jonzac Water Park (Les Antilles de Jonzac Centre Aquatique)
Frolic and unwind year-round at a vast indoor water park that includes numerous pools, spa and beauty areas, and a botanical garden. Les Antilles de Jonzac, located just a short distance north of Bordeaux, is the largest such facility of its kind in France, and boasts all kinds of aquatic and pampering options under one roof.
Parc du Val de Seugne, Aquitaine, 17500
Divide your day at Les Antilles de Jonzac according to your interests. The Play Area (Espace Ludique)” includes water slides, six-lane swimming pools, and lounging areas, among other diversions. The Relaxation Area (Espace Détente) includes Jacuzzis, a hammam, a sauna, and other soothing offerings. The Beauty Area (Espace Beauté) features a range of spa-style treatments like massages and manicures. And, the Fitness Area (Espace Forme) includes workout equipment and fitness classes.
Explore the park at your own pace. You can prebook tickets to its individual entertainment areas or purchase park-wide passes.
Things to Know Before You Go
The water park offers an on-site restaurant and snack bar.
Les Antilles de Jonzac is free for children ages three and under.
The park hosts an on-site boutique, which sells souvenirs as well as swimsuits, inflatable toys, and other accessories.
How to Get There
Les Antilles de Jonzac is located 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Bordeaux. If traveling by car, take the A10; the drive is about 50 minutes. If taking the train, disembark at the Jonzac train station and ask a taxi driver to take you on the final leg of the journey; the park is less than a 10-minutes’ drive away.
When to Get There
Les Antilles de Jonzac is open on most days of the year, excluding Christmas Day and the first full week of January. Its opening hours vary from month to month, and each main area has its own timetables; research the park’s schedule in advance of your visit.
Tropical Greenhouse (Serre Tropicale)
In addition to its many activities, Les Antilles de Jonzac also showcases a Tropical Greenhouse (Serre Tropicale). This verdant botanical garden offers a tranquil place to wander, and features numerous hot-climate species, from cacti to hibiscus flowers.
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