Living + Teaching in Jonzac, France

Population: 3,817
Département: Charente-Maritime

Pretty | Boring | Tranquil

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


Le Pinnochio
4 rue des Carmes

Café Piano Bar Le Canotier
35 rue des Carmes

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


Café du Château
14 rue James Sclafer



Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit

  • Various street festivals in the summertime
  • The beach in Royan
  • Take a trip to Bordeaux for shopping and sightseeing

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

  • Bordeaux
  • La Rochelle

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Swimming pool and gym at Les Antilles
  • Nice walks opposite the park or in the city center

Housing Examples

  • 0€ per month living in the residences provided by the school (ensuite bathroom,
    kitchen and washing machine)

Worst Things About

Best Things About Jonzac

  • The calmness and serenity of the village
  • Free housing at the student residences
  • It can seem like there isn't much to do
  • Not many young people around

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Be prepared to travel a lot and try to make friends with other assistants so you can visit them in their respective cities.
  • Don't expect any shops to be open on Sunday and Monday - do your shopping during the week!
  • Jonzac is nice, but it's difficult to meet people here, so try to integrate into society as much as possible (i.e. get out and hang out at cafés  and frequent the market often!)


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