Review written by Sophie Couard, on April 5, 2016.
Aix-en-Provence is a unique city in an extraordinary location. The city boasts easy access to the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean in just under half an hour, or you can also go to one of the many ski resorts in just an hour and a half. Marseille is also just 45 minutes away.
The city has a charming and very tidy city centre and many holiday resorts in mixed landscapes. The former capital of the Provence was founded in Roman times and has many places of interest. It is famous for its cultural heritage and many monuments and sites.
This is the city where you can also find one of the largest casinos in France. The Pasino of Aix-en-Provence is located in the city centre and was opened in 2001. You can find out what the casino has to offer by reading the rest of this review.
One of the largest game selections in France
The games room of the establishment has a warm and friendly atmosphere, and boasts one of the largest game selections in France. In order to enter the casino, you will have to be an adult over the age of 18, and not be prohibited from gambling. You will also need to present a valid ID (identity card, driving license or passport) at the entrance.
The slot machines
The slot machines room is open every day from 10 am to 3 am and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and the eves of public holidays. There are over 300 slot machines, and you can play:
- slot machines using the latest technology, such as Sphinx 3D that takes you into the world of pharaohs with 3D effects and moving seats,
- video poker (joker poker, draw poker, deuces wild, bonus poker, double bonus poker) from 50 cents to €10, including some games with touch screens,
- video slot machines from 1 cent to 50 cents, including Pamplona, Unicorn Magic and Hexbreaker 2,
- mechanical slot machines from 20 cents to €5,
- games with progressive jackpots, such as the famous Megapot,
- an electronic English roulette from €2.
The table games
The table games are available every day from 3 pm to 3 am in the morning, and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and the eves of public holidays. There are a dozen tables with:
- 1 table with French roulette from €2,
- 6 tables with English roulette from €2,
- 4 tables with blackjack from €10,
- 1 table with la bataille from €5.
The poker room is open every day from 3 pm to 3 am and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays. This is one of the largest poker rooms in France and has 8 tables for texas hold'em games with a buy-in from €50. Something that will make fans of sports happy is that you can watch sports games while playing poker.
Dining, drinking and accommodation
The game selection at the Pasino in Aix-en-Provence really spoils you. But to enjoy your visit of the establishment to the fullest, you will also need to take a break between the games. The establishment has many bars and 5 fantastic restaurants, as well as a beautiful hotel that is operated by the Partouche group and is located very close to the casino.
If you want to clear your head between the games and take a break, there is nothing better than to enjoy a drink in the warm atmosphere of one of the bars in the games room. These are open the same times as the area they are located in, and offer you the opportunity to enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks. There are also sweet or savoury snacks on the menu.
5 restaurants with 5 different cuisines
The Paz offers you a true gourmet journey every day from noon to midnight. You can enjoy a temporary and creative cuisine with a diverse menu that offers dishes made with local produce.
The atmosphere in the L'Italien restaurant is worthy of the most beautiful scenes of the commedia dell'arte and the menu features the best dishes Italian cuisine has to offer. It is open every day from 7.30 pm to 11 pm and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and the eves of public holidays.
L'Oriental has a design that was inspired by One Thousand and One Nights and it welcomes you in an exotic atmosphere. You can find pastillas, couscous and other exotic dishes from Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine every Friday and Saturday nights from 7.30 pm to midnight.
If you love sushi, tempura or teppan yaki you can travel to the land of the Rising Sun in Le Japonais restaurant that is open on Friday and Saturday nights from 7.30 pm to midnight.
You can also enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of the games room in the Restaurant des Jeux that offers you a good selection of dishes every day from 8 pm to 11 pm, and until midnight on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of holidays.
The Aquabella Hotel Resort & Spa 4-star hotel has perfect location in the city centre, right in a beautiful Mediterranean garden. The hotel has 108 rooms and is around 15 minutes away from the casino. You can also find:
- two restaurants (the Orangerie with a Mediterranean cuisine and La Terrasse de la Tour with summer dishes),
- a bar (the Instant Bar, with a lounge atmosphere and a famous brunch on Sundays),
- a heated outdoor swimming pool,
- a spa,
- the largest fitness centre in the region.
Overall, the Pasino in Aix-en-Provence has a lot to offer. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, and the casino games room will also make the players happy with the large game selection. I would like to highlight that the casino features ultra modern slot machines and a great poker room!
By car : Motorway A8 or A51.
By train : SNCF train station of Aix-en-Provence.
Slot machines : every day from 10 am to 3 am and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.
Table games and poker : every day from 3 pm to 3 am and until 4 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays.