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Casino review / Emeraude de Fouras

By Sophie Couard
Sophie Couard
event_note Published on 10 May 2017
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Groupe Emeraude



Opening Date

01 Jan 1886

Review written by Sophie Couard, on Septembre 12, 2016.

The Casino in Fouras is located just a stone's throw from Rochefort and La Rochelle. It is facing the famous Fort Boyard, near the beaches of the Fouras peninsula, and it offers visitors a unique and friendly atmosphere where they can relax and be entertained. The Casino in Fouras was built in 1886 and completely renovated in 2009. It is operated by the Emeraude group, and is currently one of the most popular recreational and entertainment establishments not only with citizens of the town, but also tourists and summer visitors.

Despite its small size, the Emeraude Casino in Fouras is a great place to meet, have fun and party. The establishment offers a good range of services that go further than just gambling. You can have a great time there with your partner, colleagues, friends or family.

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras offers two areas with different casino environments. On one side are 75 slot machines available, some with huge jackpots, and on the other side is also a space for traditional table games where you can play Blackjack or electronic English Roulette.

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras also features a fantastic restaurant with a terrace where you can enjoy fine dining with dishes made from seasonal products. If you need a break and want to relax with a refreshing drink, you can visit the bar and enjoy a delicious cocktail in a nice atmosphere.

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras is also the place to be for entertainment. It offers a movie theatre that features current movies, including the best films of all times. Additionally, the Casino in Fouras also offers a large selection of entertainment for every taste. You can attend tea dances, chippendale parties, theme nights, shows, games and different competitions. The Emeraude Casino in Fouras is also a unique location that you can book for your own private and professional events.

The Fouras peninsula is a lovely seaside resort in an exceptional location and attracts many tourists that can enjoy five sandy beaches, three marinas and many activities, including daily market and many leisure activities, such as tennis, golf or cinema. Visitors can also benefit from all activities related to the beach and the sea, such as sunbathing, beach-sports or swimming in the sea and water sports, such as kayaking, sailing, catamaran trips and kite surfing. If you like walks, you can explore the town on foot, by bike or with the small tourist train. Boats also offer short sea trips to visit Fort Boyard, Fort Vauban or Fort Enet.

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras : fun with the games for little money

If you want to spend some time in Charente-Maritime in the seaside resort of Fouras and experience some thrills, just push the doors of the Emeraude Casino in Fouras. This original place invites you to dive into a unique universe of games and entertainment in a nice atmosphere. The Casino has a cosy and friendly atmosphere, where you can discover a selection of 75 slot machines of different types, as well as a space with a Blackjack table and a table of electronic English Roulette.

The slot machines

Whether you are a beginner or expert, the slot machines at the Emeraude Casino in Fouras are available for everyone. These are games of chance and they require no level of expertise or any special skill. The slot machines are suitable for everyone, especially as there are games with different themes, types and denominations. More traditional players can choose between 14 slot machines with mechanical reels, players who have a preference for latest generation games can play at 56 modern video slot machines, and poker fans or those who want learn this strategy game can play at 5 video poker devices. The games accept many different denominations that make them very affordable and they start from 1 cent all the way up to €2.

You can enjoy the thrills of the slot machines in the Casino in Fouras every day, from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.

The table games

To make all their visitors happy, the Emeraude Casino in Fouras also offers an area for traditional games that includes a Blackjack table and an English Roulette table.


The Emeraude Casino in Fouras features a fantastic Blackjack table that accepts the lowest bets in the Charente-Maritime department, and bets start from only €2. This extremely popular card game has very easy rules, and the Blackjack table at the Emeraude Casino in Fouras is open for beginners and experts of the game. In order to win the game you have to play against the dealer and have a hand that is closest to 21 points without exceeding it.

The Blackjack table Casino in Fouras is open every day from Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays from 8 pm to 3 am.

Electronic English Roulette

English Roulette is one of the most popular casino games, and also called the queen of table games in land-based casinos. The game is very easy to understand and can be played by every type of player, beginners or experts. English Roulette is a pure game of chance that requires no intellectual effort from your part. The Emeraude Casino in Fouras offers you the possibility to experience this thrilling table game in an electronic version with bets from €0.20. In this game you have to do the same as in the traditional table version with a real dealer, and that is to guess on which number the ball will land on. The advantage of playing this game in the electronic version is the privacy that you have at the terminals, as every player has their own individual touch screen where they can place their bets, follow the progress of the game and collect their winnings.

The Electronic English Roulette terminals are available every day, from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.

Emeraude Casino in Fouras : gourmet dining in a nice atmosphere

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras is a real leisure and relaxation complex that, in addition to the games, also offers dining services. The restaurant Le Comptoir de Rose is a real reference in the gastronomic field in the Charente-Maritime department.

Restaurant Le Comptoir de Rose

The restaurant Le Comptoir de Rose is located inside the Casino in Fouras and faces the famous Fort Boyardis. It is the perfect place to enjoy a good time with friends around a table with good food. The restaurant has an original design and modern decoration with chocolate coloured tables and pink chairs. This restaurant, which is also a grocery store, allows you to taste fine cuisine on the spot, or you can take regional products home with you that are sold in the shop. When the weather is nice and sunny you can also sit outside on the beautiful terrace and enjoy your meal there.

The menu is original and changes regularly with the seasons. Le Comptoir de Rose offers fine cuisine, beautifully presented and made from the best regional products that are freshly prepared. The selection of starters includes a platter with 6 oysters n° 3 from Fouras, asparagus in a country ham and coulis bouquet with raspberry vinegar, crispy black pudding with red onions, or a duck liver medallion with red Pineau. The main courses include stuffed chicken with fresh herbs, beef à la plancha, mackerel fillet, goat cheese burger Charentais or skate wing with caper butter.

The desserts are simple but original, and you can choose from cheesecake, Chantilly and Praline Eclair, Soufflé glacé with vanilla cognac, Crumble with pears on a bed of red fruits, Verrine of apple tatin, waffles or profiteroles.

The prices are very reasonable and justified by the taste and visual arrangements of the dishes. You can also choose from several set menus that offer even better value for money. You can choose the Casino Menu, that consists of a starter, a main course and a dessert for €17.90 or €20.90 if you also book a cinema ticket. There is also a menu with a starter, a main course and a dessert for €24.90 or €27.90 if you can also take a €5 Ticketoc, and there is also the children's menu with a dish, a dessert and a drink for €6.90.

You can enjoy the warm and relaxed atmosphere, a dynamic and attentive team and generous and delicious dishes at Le Comptoir de Rose in the high season every day from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm, and in the low season from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 2 pm only. The restaurant is closed Sunday evening and Monday evening.

The Casino in Fouras : entertainment that is worth a visit

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras is also an address that promises an unforgettable experience that you will remember forever. In addition to events, games and different competitions, such as Lotto, Bingo, draws, you can also experience shows, concerts, meals, dances, cabaret shows, jazz casinos and various theme nights.

The Casino in Fouras also has a cinema that is open every day to the public. There are four screenings a day with a wide variety of films and 3D movies on the program. You can find out about upcoming events at the Casino in Fouras by viewing the program on the official website at http://www.casino-fouras.com/agenda.

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras : an original location for events

The Emeraude Casino in Fouras is the perfect venue for your own events that you can host in the casino, the restaurant, the bar, the cinema and the ballroom. Events for all occasions are possible, such as weddings, birthdays, private ceremonies, bachelor parties, after work evenings, seminars, conferences, symposiums, conventions, study days, meetings or business meals, gala evenings, etc. The establishment offers three fantastic venues that can be booked for special events.

The Emeraude reception hall

The Emeraude room is a luxurious room that can accommodate up to 100 people in a seated configuration or 200 for standing drinks. You can also access the beautiful shaded terrace.

The cinema

The Casino of the Emeraude group in Fouras also features an amphitheatre-style cinema room that can be hired for events. The venue has a 70 m² stage equipped with a cinema screen, video projector, HF microphones and a dolby stereo sound system. You can host events for up to 250 guests in this venue.

Le Comptoir de Rose

Depending on the requirements of your project it is also possible to book the restaurant Le Comptoir de Rose. It has a capacity of 100 seats and is available for lunches and dinners, but can also be booked as a meal venue for breaks during other events, such as seminars. This room also features a fantastic 500 m² terrace.

Important information


Via the motorway A10, exit no. 33, 34 or 21

26 km from the train station of La Rochelle, 35,4 km from the airport of La Rochelle - Île de Ré

16 km from Rochefort, 87 km from Niort, 161 km from Nantes, 156 km from Poitiers, 164 km from Bordeaux, 228 km from Limoges, 254 km from Tours, 280 km from Rennes, 403 km from Toulouse, 458 km from Brest, 460 km from Caen, 489 km from Paris, 492 km from Clermont-Ferrand, 504 km from Rouen, 672 km from Lyon, 705 km from Lille, 802 km from Marseille, 945 km from Strasbourg and 960 km from Nice.

Opening hours

Slot machines : every day, Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.

Blackjack table : every evening, Sunday to Thursday from 8.30 pm to 2 am, and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays and bank holidays from 8 pm to 3.

Electronic English Roulette terminals : every day, from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am and on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays from 10 am to 3 am.

The restaurant Le Comptoir de Rose :

  • high season: every day from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm,
  • low season: from Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm and from 7 pm to 10 pm and on Sundays only from 12 pm to 2 pm.
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