Review written by Sophie Couard, May 23, 2016.
Le Havre is located by the sea in the Normandy region, and the city has the second largest port in France, after Marseille. It is a city with a turbulent history, as it was almost completely destroyed by bombs during the Second World War. The city centre was rebuilt between 1945 and 1964, according to the plans of the architect Auguste Perret. The architecture of the area is characterised by the use of precast concrete using a system of a modular frames, and UNESCO listed this part of the town as a World Heritage Site in 2005. It is one of the few contemporary sites listed in Europe.
Of course, this area is very popular with tourists, but there are also several old buildings that are still standing, such as a medieval abbey. There are also many theatres and concert halls, as well as various museums that deserve a visit.
If you are a player you will surely be happy to hear that there is also a casino. The Partouche Casino in Le Havre is the centre of this review.
A traditional but complete game selection
You can enjoy the games on over 750 m² of gaming space in a very red and bright atmosphere, and try your luck of winning a jackpot. The room has a modern design - a bit too flashy for my taste - and it is open to all adults (aged over 18 years) who are not prohibited from gambling, and can present a valid identification.
The slot machines
The slot machines room is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am until 4 am, and until 5 am on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays. You can enjoy around 180 devices accepting bets from 1 cent. In this selection are:
- 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 reels,
- video poker,
- an electronic English roulette with 158 spaces.
Best of all: players can enjoy a breakfast every morning!
The table games
The table games are open Sundays to Thursdays from 9 pm to 4 am, and until 5 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays, and you can enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of these traditional games at 6 tables with the following games:
- 2 tables with English roulette,
- 2 tables with blackjack,
- 2 tables with texas hold'em bonus poker.
There is also a poker room in the casino that has 4 tables with texas hold'em poker. You can play against other players in cash games or tournaments.
Accommodation, drinking and dining
Playing slot machines or roulette is a very nice and thrilling activity. However, it is also important that you take a break and don't play the whole day and night. Fortunately, the Pasino in Le Havre has thought of everything, and also offers other services, and not just gambling. You can take a break between the games and relax. You can find out what else the casino has to offer in the following paragraphs.
The casino is located inside a prestigious 4-star hotel in the heart of Le Havre. This unique resort in the Normandy immediately seduces you with its refined and luxurious design. You can enjoy your stay with all these standard amenities in the room:
- room service,
- a sauna,
- a hammam,
- a jacuzzi,
- a heated swimming pool of 29° C,
- treatment rooms,
- a tanning studio,
- a gym.
Regarding the rooms, the hotel offers 40 comfort rooms of 25 m², two of them have disabled access. There are also 5 suites of 30 m², each of which is equipped with a flat-screen TV, free wireless internet access, a safe and air conditioning.
The Pasino Brasserie is open every day from noon to midnight, and you can enjoy a nice atmosphere in a beautifully designed restaurant. The varied men includes:
- baked camembert, beef carpaccio, or shrimps as starters,
- pizzas, pasta dishes, salads, burgers, meat and fish dishes as main courses,
- a Normandy tart, profiteroles or crème brûlées as desserts.
There are also different menus from €10.90 to €20.90.
The bar Le Paz is located at the entrance of the slot machine hall and it has two areas. The first is a family-friendly area where you can enjoy sporting events on big screens. The area next to the casino is reserved for adults and they can enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of being close to the games. Both areas are open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am until 4 am, and until 5 am on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays. You can enjoy a varied menu featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold beverages, as well as some savoury or sweet snacks.
The Pasino Le Havre is a very nice establishment. You can enjoy classic casino games in a thrilling and modern atmosphere, stay at a fantastic hotel and indulge in great food. What more could you ask for?
By car : Motorways A29 and A131.
By train : SNCF train station of Le Havre.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am until 4 am, and until 5 am on Friday, Saturday and eves of public holidays.
Table games : Sundays to Thursdays from 9 pm to 4 am, and until 5 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.