Since we bought a town house versus a country home, there is absolutely no yard or space for a pool and we have to make do with the public swimming pool of Jarnac.
Located just across the river from the Chateau, it's a leisurely 7 minute walk to get there. As with many other things in France, even the pool closes for lunch! But the good news is that three times a week, when it is open before lunch, you get in free in the summer. Afternoons are 2.65 for adults and 1.50 for kids.
Though the summer heat has set in, it's 34 Celsius this afternoon, the pool was not crowded at all. Maybe the kids being down below in their own section made for a better experience in the big pool.
I am sure it gets full in the afternoons and on the weekends. Yes, I miss a pool in the backyard but this is a good alternative.
NICE SIZE POOL
RIGHT NEXT TO THE CHARENTE RIVER
FREE IN THE MORNINGS, THREE DAYS/WEEK
I GOT MY SPEEDOS
5 MINUTE WALK PAST COURVOISIER
WE CAME HOME TO THIS