Review written by Sophie Couard, on October 11, 2016.
The Arevian group has chosen a location near the starting point of the shuttles to the alpine and cross-country ski trails for their Casino, right in the heart of Villard-de-Lans, a village located inside the Vercors nature park in the Isère department. The Casino is one of the most beautiful casinos in France. Whether you are visiting alone or with your family, colleagues or friends, you can expect a unique experience with many high-class services at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans. From the entrance hall to the restaurant and bar, and to the Casino, the atmosphere radiates the charm of Villard-de-Lans. A nice bonus is, that you can see the impressive Rocky Mountains of Vercors from the building. The Casino welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere, and offers leisure, entertainment and dining services. Even though the establishment is relatively small, you can enjoy playing at 50 slot machines, a Blackjack table and electronic English Roulette terminals. The Casino in Villard-de-Lans also offers a fantastic restaurant La Caverne Gourmande and a bar where you can enjoy romantic dinners, a family visit or a meal with friends. The Casino in Villard-de-Lans also offers a varied entertainment program with events for every taste.
Villard-de-Lans is worth a visit and offers many interesting sights. For example, you can visit the famous caves of the Vercors, such as the Choranche cave, the Luire cave, the Draye Blanche cave and the Thaïs cave. You can also visit the exceptional sights in the city and its surroundings, including the Magie des Automates, the Jardin des Fontaines pétrifiantes, the Musée de l'eau, the Ferme aux Papillons, the Ile au Pirate, the Bateau à roue, and many others. The village offers many activities all year round, and everyone should find something that they like to do. In winter, you can find the snowy slopes and in summer, you can hike through the beautiful landscapes. You can enjoy many activities, on foot or on horseback, experience excursions through nature and on the paths of the Vercors, go skiing, climbing, swimming or play golf. You can also experience high-altitude walking outside, paragliding or travelling with a hot air balloon.
Discover the thrills of casino games
The Casino in Villard-de-Lans is a small casino that is open 7 days a week and offers a friendly and relaxing environment where you can have a good time playing the games. The game selection offers over 50 slot machines of different types, and fans of traditional table games can also play at a Blackjack table and electronic English Roulette terminals.
The slot machines
The 50 slot machines are available in a spacious and nicely designed room. Players can play many different types of games, including mechanical slot machines, video slot machines and video poker devices. The denominations of the games will also suit many different types of players, and you can choose from multi-denomination devices and other machines that accept different bets. You can play at devices for €0.01, €0.02, €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2.
The Casino in Villard-de-Lans also regularly updates the game selection to offer their players new releases and latest generation games.
There are also some progressive jackpots waiting to be won at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans, and you can play the games every day, from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.
The table games
The Casino in Villard-de-Lans is also the perfect place to discover the fantastic and dynamic atmosphere of table games. In addition to Blackjack, which has become an incredibly popular game at the casinos, the establishment in Villard-de-Lans also offers an electronic English Roulette game.
The Casino in Villard-de-Lans gives you the opportunity to experience a fantastic time at the Blackjack table. Blackjack is a simple, but extremely captivating card game, that has gained a huge fan base over the last decades. The game is played against the bank, which is represented by the dealer, and it consists of getting a hand of close to or exactly 21 points, without exceeding it, and getting a better hand than the dealer's hand. The casino dealers are also able to explain the rules of Blackjack to inexperienced players or beginners.
The Blackjack table at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans has with €2 the lowest bet sizes in the whole Isère department and is available every evening, Monday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 1 am, and Friday to Sunday from 9.30 pm to 2 am.
Electronic English Roulette
You can also enjoy electronic English Roulette at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans. The game combines the traditional game of Roulette with modern technology, and the electronic version of the game is perfect for beginners want to learn playing the table games.
The minimum bet is only €1, and you can enjoy the thrills and entertainment at the electronic English Roulette terminals at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans every day from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.
An original venue for gastronomic pleasures
The Arevian Casino in Villard-de-Lans is not only a Casino, the establishment also offers great dining options. You can visit the very nice restaurant La Caserne Gourmande, which offers many different sweet and savoury dishes, all prepared with a lot of care and high-quality ingredients and arranged perfectly on the plate, and there is also a bar available where you can relax with a drink and enjoy a small snack.
La Caserne Gourmande
The restaurant La Caserne Gourmande has an unusual design, there was inspired by the Grottes de Choranches. The menu is rather short, but varied, and it is one of the best restaurants in the village of Villard-de-Lans. The chef and his team guarantee their visitors satisfaction, and they invite you to taste quality, authentic and carefully prepared dishes that consist of traditional French cuisine and regional specialties.
The menu depends on the season and local supply, and it consists of fresh and delicious dishes. The selection of starters includes a terrine with a home-made slice of foie gras and toast, smoked salmon and toast, a platter of sausages with raw ham, or a homemade terrine and sausage. You can also find a good selection of salads on the menu, such as the Perigourdine salad with foie gras, duck and gizzards, the Vercors cheese salad with bournette, Sassenage and grilled cheese, or the Nordic salad with smoked salmon and spicy sautéed shrimps. The selection of main courses includes dishes from land and sea. The seafood include scallops with noilly prat, red mullet fillet provencale, calamari with lobster sauce and rice stew or salmon with sorrel cream. The meat dishes include grilled beef fillet with cep and boletus sauce, a grilled entrecote with shallot sauce, porcini mushrooms or vercors blue, beef tartare with condiments, fries and a green salad, a pork filet mignon with mustard sauce or duck confit with olives. You can also try regional specialties, such as ravioli gratin with mushrooms, charcuterie with steamed potatoes and salad or tartiflette with reblochon. The selection of desserts included cheese platters, such as cream cheese or fruit coulis or a Vercors cheese platter, or you can simply choose from the delicious delicacies, such as homemade cream caramel, Croquant with three chocolates, home-made nougat fruit coulis, coupe glacée des pères chartreux, a chartreuse sorbet and alcohol mix, the Colonel frozen cup, a lemon sorbet with vodka, pear Hélène with vanilla ice cream, or pear with hot chocolate.
Depending on what you like you can also choose from different set menus, such as the Menu de la Bourne for €19, the Menu du Villardien for €25 or the Menu Grand Moucherole for €29. There is also a bar available at the entrance of the restaurant, where you can have a drink and relax between the games. You can find a good selection of cocktails, hot drinks and other drinks on the menu, and the bar is open from 11 am until the Casino closes.
The restaurant La Caverne Gourmande at the Casino in Villard-de-Lans is open Monday to from 12 pm to 2 pm for lunch, and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm for dinner.
Games and events throughout the year
The Arevian Casino in Villard-de-Lans is a fantastic place to visit, have a good time and enjoy some entertainment. The program offers many different types of events, for example themed meals where you can discover regional specialties and international dishes, or free concerts every Saturday, where you can discover the talents of today and tomorrow. The establishment also regularly organises games and raffles were you can win fantastic prizes and enjoy a fun atmosphere. The Casino in Villard-de-Lans is a must for parties, and it promises an unforgettable time and great entertainment.
From the north of France via the motorway A6, then A43 and take the exit for Villard-de-Lans.
From the south France via the motorway A7, exit Valence Sud and then in direction of Grenoble and Villard-de-Lans.
37 km from Grenoble, 68 km from Valence, 77 km from Isère, 91 km from Drôme, 136 km from Lyon, 220 km from Nîmes, 271 km from Montpellier, 282 km from Marseille, 292 km from Clermont-Ferrand, 440 km from Nice, 506 km from Toulouse, 537 km from Limoges, 595 km from Strasbourg, 596 km from Paris, 683 km from Bordeaux, 754 km from Rouen, 812 km from Nantes, 821 km from Lille, 905 km from Rennes and 1,098 km from Brest.
37 km from the train station of Grenoble, 66 km from the airport of Grenoble-Isère.
Slot machines : every day, from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.
The Blackjack table : every evening, Monday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 1 am, and Friday to Sunday from 9.30 pm to 2 am.
Electronic English Roulette terminals : every day, from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.
The restaurant la Caverne Gourmande : Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2 pm for lunch and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm for dinner.
The Casino Bar : every day, from Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from Friday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.