Review written by Sophie Couard, on May 17, 2016.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is the only thermal spa in the west of France and the tourist hot spot of the Normandy. The city offers many different attractions and services, for example, the Belle Époque district is worth visiting, as it has the Château Goupil and the Villa du Crédit-Foncier. Additionally, the city is full of Art Deco architecture buildings. It is located in the heart of the Andaine forest, that has many beautiful flowers, parks and gardens.
In short, there are many reasons to visit the city! If you are also into casino games you can even find a large casino. But what exactly does it offer? This is what you will find out in the following paragraphs of our review about it.
A varied game selection
The Emeraude Casino in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is located in a beautiful building with great architecture, directly at the shores of a lake. It is open every day of the week, and, as it is always the case in France, it can only be accessed by adults over the age of 18 years if they present a valid ID.
The slot machines
There are more than 160 devices from 1 cent available in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The games can be played from Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 4 am. You can find:
- games where you can win a progressive jackpot,
- traditional slot machines with mechanical reels,
- ultra modern video slot machines with digital reels,
- video poker.
Among the games are also some well-known names, such as:
- Hoot Loot,
- Mata Hari,
The table games
The traditional games room is equipped with 4 tables that are open Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and until 4 am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. You can find:
- 2 tables with English roulette with minimum stakes starting from €2,
- 1 table with blackjack with minimum stakes starting from €2,
- 1 table with bataille with minimum stakes starting from €1.
You can also play texas hold'em poker in a small room that is open Thursday to Sunday from 8 pm, and offers 3 tables with:
- two tables with a buy-in of €50 and blinds from €2/€2,
- one table with a buy-in of €100 and blinds from €2/€4.
Accommodation, dining, drinking and entertainment
There are many things to do at the Emeraude Casino in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne. Of course, it is possible to play and bet money at some of the many games available, but this is not the only service offered by the complex. There are many other things to do, and you can find out more about them in the next part of the review.
The Hôtel Spa du Béryl 3-star hotel is located very close to the casino, at the banks of the lake, near the Andaines forest. It welcomes you in a warm and relaxing environment. There are 75 rooms (Standard, Comfort or Standing) in total with prices starting from €79 per night. Each room offers an elegant decoration and equipment, including:
- an LCD TV,
- air conditioning,
- free wifi,
- a hair dryer,
- a safe.
The icing on the cake: there is free access to the spa where you can relax and enjoy a heated indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and a jacuzzi.
Le 1927 restaurant is open every day for lunchtime, except Monday. It offers the most beautiful views of the lake, and you can taste traditional cuisine made with seasonal products. You have several options starting from €17. There is also a children's menu for €9.
The Lounge Café has a beautiful atmosphere, and you can also enjoy DJ entertainment on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink in a sophisticated atmosphere and to take a break between the games.
The cinema Jean Gabin has 346 comfortable armchairs in a classy design. You can enjoy a current movie every day. The cinema is also equipped with digital 3D technology, and can also offer the biggest releases.
In short, the Emeraude Casino in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is good establishment. You can enjoy a varied game selection with modern and traditional games in a nice atmosphere. It is a great place to visit!
By car : Motorways A88 and A84.
By train : SNCF train station of Bagnoles-de-l'Orne.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 am to 4 am.
Table games : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, and until 4 am on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Poker : Thursday to Sunday from 8 pm.