Fancy trying your chances at slots, black jack or roulette? Check out these famous, historic casinos open to all.
Headed to the elegant seaside destination known as the “21st arrondissement of Paris”? From the beach boardwalk to the new cultural centre called Les Franciscaines, there’s a lot to love in this Normandy hot spot… and there’s even a casino. With its majestic address overlooking the sea, this casino was founded in 1912, and belongs to the Lucien Barrière Group. It was completely restored in the baroque style in 1988. www.casinosbarriere.com/en/deauville.html
The building that housed Nice’s original casino, completed in 1884 on Place Masséna, was demolished in 1979. Gamblers in the Riviera capital now head to Casino Ruhl on the Promenade des Anglais, one of the most iconic boulevards in France. www.casinosbarriere.com/en/nice.html
Situated in the Ain department in Eastern France, the spa town of Divonne-les-Bains is nestled on the border with Switzerland at the foot of the Jura Mountains and near Lake Geneva. Place your bets amid the old-school elegance of the casino, first opened in 1954. Spectacles, hotel and restaurants are on site too. The town is just 15 minutes from Geneva airport. casino-divonne.partouche.com
From France Today Magazine