Review written by Sophie Couard, August 25, 2015.
Overlooking the sea and the beach, the Casino Barrière in Trouville was built in 1912 in the style of establishments of Louisiana. The colonial style is especially noticeable at the entrance where you can see two massive paddle wheels. The originality of the place and the warm family atmosphere of the establishment invites you to wander around and dream. Learn more about this extraordinary establishment in Seine-Maritime in the Upper Normandy region in this review about it.
Slot machines and table games but no poker room
Let us start our review with an overview of the available games that the visitors of Casino Barrière Trouville can play.
The slot machines
The slot machine room opens every day at 09.30 am. Closing times are 2am from Sunday to Thursday, 3am on Friday and 4am on Saturday. You can find around 240 slot machines with stakes ranging from €0.01 up to €5:
- an electronic English Roulette,
- several Video Poker machines,
- several video slots with 5 reels,
- several traditional slot machines with 3 reels.
The table games
The salon with the traditional table games opens at 8pm and you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere and an amazing view of the beautiful beach of Trouville. You can find the following table games:
- La boule 2000,
- English Roulette.
To conclude our presentation of the games in the casino, we would also like to add that there are unfortunately no poker rooms available in the establishment. Upon entering the games room you will also be asked for your ID, as only adults are allowed in the casino games room.
A bar, a restaurant, an event hall and a nightclub
Besides the beautiful games room, the casino Casino Barrière Trouville also offers various other services.
The Café de Sports
Located in the centre of the slot machines gaming hall, the Café de Sports welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere. Access is restricted to adults, who are not prohibited from gambling activities, and a valid identification document must be presented. This is a great meeting place for everyone interested in sports and it opens at 3pm. It offers live broadcasts of games, specialised press announcements and refreshments available throughout the day. A new concept of sharing, for lovers of croque monsieur, pasta and pizza, traditional desserts or more elaborate dishes in an atmosphere of fair play!
Open for lunch from 12pm to 2pm it offers lunch menus starting at €17 and €21 (excluding drinks) and every night from 7.30pm to 10.30pm and to midnight on Saturdays, holidays and public holidays, the restaurant The Villatara offers a fine dining experience. The terrace offers an exceptional view of the play field and beach of Trouville.
The Salon Barrière
It is also possible to see a show or participate in various activities in the gala hall of the establishments. Dances, comedians and artists appear regularly in the programme.
Open every Saturday from 11pm to 5am, L'Embellie is a free entry nightclub that serves alcoholic drinks from €12. This nightclub rocks their guests in a relaxed atmosphere that is changing as it gets later. Guests can get into the spirit of clubbing with rock, disco and salsa music and enjoy the moment.
However, it is important to note that the establishment which is run by the Lucien Barrière Group, does not offer hotel rooms on their premises. If you want to stay in a hotel of the casino operator the Normandy is just 2 km away. You can rest in an extraordinary luxurious environment with a unique charm. A less expensive option is Le Central, which is a charming 2-star hotel in the centre of Trouville, and prices start from €68 per night.
At the entrance of the city centre near the sea
Popular with resort tourists, Trouville-sur-Mer itself is one of the most touristy cities in the Normandy. Thanks to its proximity to Paris, it has a century long-standing history with the capital. The French aristocracy visited the sea-side town before the First World War. Trouville-sur-Mer also has a reputation with many artists who made it popular in their works. The city has also influenced great writers and painters of the nineteenth century, such as Marcel Proust, Alexandre Dumas or Claude Monet.
Conveniently located at the entrance of the city centre near the sea, at Place du Maréchal Foch, the Casino Barrière Trouville is accessible:
- by car on the A13 motorway,
- by train at the train station in Deauville-Trouville with the Paris/Trouville-Deauville connection departing from St-Lazare,
- by plane via the airport of Deauville Saint-Gatien, which is 5 km away.
A pleasant welcome
At the end of our short tour of the Casino Barrière Trouville, we will talk a little more about the general atmosphere of the establishment.
Firstly, it must be said that the building is very beautiful with its end 19th century architecture. This is undoubtedly a beautiful and prestigious place.
Unfortunately, customers nowadays are not always in the high-class spirit and wear old jeans and baseball caps when they play the games. In short, visitors are not actually required to dress in a certain way, which takes away a bit of the magic of the establishment.
However, the staff are very courteous and helpful. You can count on a friendly welcome and a lovely smile. The different dealers are listening to you, and you do not need to hesitate to ask them if you need help. In short, employees are friendly and helpful.
Although it offers a cosy and warm atmosphere and outstanding cleanliness, the establishment still has some flaws. These include its pay parking, and the lack of space on the weekends and during the summer. However, it is a little bit crowded during these periods to fully enjoy the place.
In conclusion, we can say that the Casino Barrière Trouville is an excellent location to play casino games. It is maybe a little less classy than its neighbour in Deauville and it also does not have any poker tables. Nevertheless, thanks to its pleasant and attentive staff, you will surely have a great time.
Access by car : 200 km from Paris on the motorway A13.
Access by train : Train station Deauville-Trouville via the Paris/Trouville-Deauville connection that departs from St-Lazare.
Access by plane : Airport of Deauville Saint-Gatien, which is 5 km away.
Slot machines: From Sunday until Thursday from 9.30am until 2am, on Fridays until 3am and Saturdays until 4am.
Table games: Every day from 8pm..