Review written by Sophie Couard, on May 24, 2016.
La Roche Posay is the European Capital of dermatology and the virtue of the water has been known for centuries. In fact, the waters had been used for their medicinal properties since Roman times, and even today it is internationally recognized for the treatment of skin diseases. The reputation of its properties has been so good that L'Oréal has created a brand of cosmetics with the same name.
Still, La Roche Posay is a relatively small town with less than 2,000 inhabitants. It is located in the department of Vienne. Of course, spas and tourism play an important role in its economy, but other infrastructures for entertainment and leisure have also emerged. There is a golf course and a racetrack, as well as a casino. It is managed by the Partouche group, and allows you to take advantage of many services throughout the year. Let us now find out more about the complex in the review about it below.
A traditional but complete game selection
The Partouche Casino is located in the spa town, nestled in the centre of a three ha park that is completely covered in trees. The casino welcomes us in a carousel design, and it can only be accessed by adults over the age of 18 years if they are not prohibited from gambling, and able to present a valid identification.
The slot machines
The slot machines are available Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, Friday and eves of holidays from 11 am to 4 am, on Saturday from 10 am to 4 am, and on Sundays from 10 am to 2 am. You can enjoy over 150 devices from 1 cent up to €2. You can find the following games:
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot, such as the famous Megapot and Megapok,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- modern video slots with digital screens,
- 3D slot machines,
- video poker games,
- an electronic English roulette with 6 spaces.
The table games
The traditional table games are available Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of holidays. The room features 4 tables with:
- 2 with English roulette with minimum stakes starting from €1,
- 1 with blackjack with minimum stakes starting from €5,
- 1 with ultimate texas poker with minimum stakes starting from €2.
There is also a table for texas hold'em poker. You can play against other players on:
- Sunday, Monday and Thursday with a buy-in of €100 and blinds of €2/€4,
- Friday, Saturday and holidays, with a buy-in of €200 and blinds of €5/€5.
Accommodation, dining and drinking
Or course, it is possible to play casino games at the Partouche Casino in La Roche Posay. However, this is not the only service of the complex. As it is also important to take a break between the games the establishment also offers many designated facilities. You can find out more about them in the following part of the review.
There is a small boutique hotel in the same park as the casino, and it offers you to enjoy the green atmosphere of this exclusive tourist destination. You can stay in one of the 12 rooms overlooking the garden. Prices start from €59 per night for a room of 12 m² that is also equipped with:
- a 140 cm double bed or two 90 cm beds,
- a flat screen TV with Canal+,
- a hair dryer,
- a safe,
- a desk,
- a terrace.
Additionally, the 2-star Hôtel du Casino du Chateau de Posay also has a pool.
The Bistrot Gourmand is located inside the casino, and therefore it can only be accessed by adults, who are not prohibited from gambling and who are able to present a valid ID. The restaurant is open every day from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm, to 11pm on friday and Saturday to 12pm. It has a chic bistro atmosphere, and you can order different menus from €15.90. There is also a lunch menu served on weekdays, and you can get the dish of the day with a drink for €11.90.
The Atelier Gourmand is open to everyone all year round on Fridays and holidays from 7.30 pm to 11 pm, Saturdays from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm. The contemporary design perfectly combines the restaurant and lounge areas, and you can enjoy a trendy and creative cuisine made with fresh seasonal produce. The landscaped terrace also opens with the first rays of sunshine.
There is also a bar inside the casino that is open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, Friday and eves of holidays from 11 am to 4 am, on Saturday from 10 am to 4 am, and Sundays from 10 am to 2 am. You can enjoy a large selection of alcoholic or non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, as well as some savoury or sweet snacks.
In short, there is a very pleasant casino on the Paris - Bordeaux axis. The Partouche Casino in La Roche Posay a enjoys a privileged location and offers an interesting game selection. Additionally, it is also the only complex of its kind in the entire department of Vienna.
By car : Motorway A10 (E5).
By train : SNCF train station of La Roche Posay.
Slot machines : Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, Friday and eves of holidays from 11 am to 4 am, on Saturday from 10 am to 4 am, and on Sundays from 10 am to 2 am.
Table games : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of holidays.