Review written by Sophie Couard, August 24, 2015.
The undisputed pearl of the department Pyrenees-Atlantiques is the town Biarritz. It houses one of the largest entertainment venues in the area: the Casino Barrière Biarritz. You can enter a festive world and get away from your daily worries, and play games such as slot machines, various table games and poker. Between the games you can also spend quality time with your family or friends, taste the good food in the restaurants, or have a few drinks at the bar.
Casino Barrière Biarritz: games to enjoy
Whether you go alone or in a group, it is very easy to play comfortably in the casino in Biarritz. In addition to the large number of slot machines, the house also offers a large variety of table games.
Slot machines for everyone
The Casino Barrière Biarritz offers more than 200 different slot machines, which puts it on the first place among the casinos at the Basque coast. In the slot machine room, you can choose between two main games that are video poker and slot machines with reels. The selection of slot machines includes mechanical slots with 3 reels and video slots with 5 reels.
Guests can choose from different options to play the games that are available from 1 cent up to €5, including tokens or tickets.
The slot machines are available every day from 10 am. On Saturdays, evenings before public holidays and during the peak season, especially in July and August, the room closes its doors at 4 am, whereas on other days it is open until 3 am.
The table games
The casino is well-equipped with regards to table games. You can choose between 4 English Roulette tables, and two variants are available: electronic English Roulette and manual English Roulette with a Dealer. The minimum bet is €2. There are also 3 Blackjack tables with stakes from €5.
Texas Hold’em Poker
Although it is a table game, poker is of particular importance in the Casino Barrière Biarritz, just as in other casinos of the group. There are two Texas Hold'em Poker tables available in the Poker Room. To participate, you must pay the buy-in of a minimum of €100.
During the peak season, the table games hall opens at 8.30 pm and closes at 4 am. In other seasons, you can challenge your poker friends from Sunday to Friday between 8 pm and 3 am, and on Saturdays and evenings before public holidays from 8 pm to 4 am.
Restaurants, bars and accommodation
The Casino Barrière in Biarritz is able to meet all the requirements of the most demanding gourmets and those who like a good time eating out. The Café de la Grande Plage is a typical traditional French brasserie, and the newly renovated Café welcomes you with breathtaking views on the Grande Plage.
Offering mostly seafood-based menus and local produce, the restaurant lets you enjoy a taste of the region. Apart from the seafood all you can eat buffet for €42 hosted every Friday evening, several alternatives will be available on the menu, starting from €30.70. There is also the children's menu from €11, the Grande Plage menu and menu Grande Plage with casino chips. The casino chips menu has a value of €29, and you will save €3 in casino chips that you can use for slot machines and table games on the same day.
The restaurant is open daily from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm 10 pm. In the high season, the Cafe de la Grande Plage closes at 3 pm in the afternoon and 10 pm in the evening.
Casino Barriere de Biarritz thought of everything to ensure that you have a great time. The bar "Café des Sports" was designed with this in mind. Located next to the slot machines hall, it has 5 HD screens showing live transmissions of sporting events.
You will be able to support your team, enjoy a drink, and chat with your friends at the same time.
The bar is open from 10 am to 3 am, and it also offers snacks in case you get a little hungry.
Many hotels with prices starting from €127 per night are located in the immediate vicinity of the Casino Barrière Biarritz, including, among others, Le Petit Hotel, the Mercure Hotel, the Bellevue, the 4-star Windsor, the Café de Paris, the Oxo hotel, and many more. If you stay in one of these hotels, you will be able to go the casino in just a few minutes on foot.
Your stay in Biarritz
Whether you spend a weekend in Biarritz, or you come for a longer stay, the town has everything to amaze and entertain you. In addition to the Casino Barrière, there are several other options available:
- Enjoy a beach resort with a great reputation, offering beaches like Miramar, the Grande Plage, or Marbella, as well as great surfing spots.
- You can visit museums such as the Maritime Museum, Planet Chocolate Museum or the Historical Museum of Biarritz. There are also other places of interest, such as the Rock of the Virgin, the Biarritz lighthouse, the Orthodox Church, and many more.
The casino is 789 km from Paris, 187 km from Bordeaux, 350 km from Toulouse and 25 km from Spain.
It is located 3 km from the International Airport of Biarritz – Anglet – Bayonne.
The train station is 3 km from the casino.
Table games: Sunday to Friday from 8 pm to 3 am, Saturdays and evenings before holidays from 8 pm top 4 am and during the peak season from 8.30 pm to 4 am.
Slot machines: Sunday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturdays and evenings before holidays from 10 am to 4 am,