Review written by Sophie Couard, September 11, 2015.
As one of the eight casinos of the Arevian group, the Mont-Dore Casino welcomes you in their beautiful establishment offering various activities while you stay in the Puy-de-Dôme department. You will be able to enjoy the various games, such as slot machines in many variations and blackjack. The restaurant at the casino can satisfy your culinary desires, offering a traditional and modern cuisine. The casino also offers a variety of activities to guarantee that you will have a good time during your stay. Music, food and dance are just some of the events in the programme.
The games at the Casino at Mount Dore
The Mont-Dore Casino offers games for every taste. Although the casino is only equipped with 45 slot machines, each player can have the choice of between different types of machines, from traditional to the latest technology machines. Fans of table games can play at a blackjack table.
The slot machines
Fans of one-armed bandits and other slot machine variations can find their favourite games at the Casino at Mont-Dore. The Casino offers 45 slot machines of all types. You can find 15 mechanical 3-reel slot machines, of which 6 machines accept stakes of €0.20, 7 machines for €0.50, and 2 machines with stakes from €1. There are also 20 video slot machines, 15 with stakes starting form €0.01 and 5 from €0.02. These games offer the latest technology, and you can even trigger exciting bonus features. Fans of single poker games can play at the 2 video poker machines in the casino. Bets are possible from €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2.
The slot machine room is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and from 11 am to 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Mont-Dore Casino also has a blackjack table that is operated by a friendly and professional team of dealers. The table accepts a minimum bet of €2. The team also provides help and explains the rules of the game to beginners if necessary.
The blackjack table is open Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 1 am, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30 pm to 2 am.
The slot machine hall and the blackjack table are only accessible to adults after presentation of a valid identity document.
The restaurant La Brasserie du Soleil offers a tasty gourmet experience
Whether you come to play at the Casino at Mont-Dore, or you are just passing through the town, the restaurant of the casino, La Brasserie du Soleil, is able to provide an exciting sensation for your taste buds. The chef and his team serve a variety of dishes, using traditional and modern recipes. You can choose from the many choices of starters between €8.50 and €12, various main courses based on fish or meat from €8.50, dishes to eat in or take away from €5, cheeses form €4.50 and €6 and desserts from €4.50.
Additionally, various set menus are also offered, such as the menu for children for €8, the Boinchou menu, two courses for €12 and three courses for €15, and the Terroir menu for €23. A wide range of wines, champagnes and mineral waters from €3 are also available.
Whether you sit indoors or outdoors, the services of a friendly and professional staff are waiting for you at La Brasserie du Soleil, which is open every day between 12 pm and 2 pm, and 7 pm and 10 pm.
Casino at Mont-Dore: enticing events in the Puy-de-Dôme department
Are you looking for entertainment, events or activities in the Puy-de-Dome department? The Mont-Dore Casino is able to offer a varied program, including music, concerts and shows, as well as good food. These events are, among others, a tea dances for €6, including admission and a drink, free concerts, such as the Duo Miami, Dr. Pickup, John Brassett and BBH, the series Rock’In Festival in the Brasserie du Soleil with many artists, gala evenings in the casino's theatre and many more.
From the Casino of Mont-Dore around the Puy-de-Dôme department
While the casino is closed you can take the time to visit the many sights of the area. You can also enjoy many different activities available in the town and throughout the department.
In the town of Mont-Dore
When visiting the city, you can enjoy what the department is most well-known for: well-being. In fact, the town of Mont-Dore has the largest thermal spa in Europe. Many diseases can be treated here, among them sinusitis, rheumatism and respiratory conditions, such as asthma. The town also has a ski resort which with the Super-Besse station that forms the Grand Sancy area with over 500 km of cross-country trails. On the other hand, the Chastreix-Sancy National Nature Reserve is a perfect place for all kinds of hikes.
The town of Mont-Dore also has a rich heritage, including the funicular Capuchin, Sarciron Palace, Lake Guéry, the Puy de Sancy, the church of Saint-Pardoux, and many others.
In the department of Puy-de-Dôme
The Puy-de-Dôme department has 6 of the 10 spas in the Auvergne region, and is a popular destination for those seeking health and wellness. Besides the Mont-Dore resort you can also visit Châteauneuf-les-Bains, La Bourboule, Saint-Nectaire, Châtel-Guyon and Royat-Chamalières. The department is also a good place for hiking, walking, riding or cycling. Many trails lead you to discover different natural heritages as the Puy de Dôme, the European Volcanic Park Vulcania, the Gour de Tazenat and the Pavin, Chauvet, Lastioulles, Chambon, Servières lakes, and gorges of Sioule, Chouvigny or Courgoul, waterfalls and many others. If you like water activities, you can go to Lake Aydat.
The department also has many historical and architectural masterpieces, such as the Fades viaduct, the castles Busséol, Villemont, Vensat and St. Saturninus, the roman churches, such as the Abbey of Mozac and Notre-Dame du Port in Clermont-Ferrand, and many more.
50 km from Clermont-Ferrand.
A71 from Paris, Bourges, Orléans and Clermont-Ferrand.
A72 from Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand.
A75 from Béziers and Clermont-Ferrand.
A89 from Bordeaux and Clermont-Ferrand.
Via the train station of Mont-Dore.
55 km from the airport of Clermont-Ferrand/Aulnat.
Slot machines: Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 1 am, and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 2 am.
Blackjack: Sunday to Thursday from 9.30 pm to 1 am, and Friday and Saturday from 9.30 pm to 2 am.
Restaurant La Brasserie du Soleil: every day from 12 pm to 2 pm, and 7 pm to 10 pm.