Review written by Sophie Couard, on August 4, 2016.
The city of Barbazan is an excellent destination that benefits from a mild and pleasant climate with very little wind, which allows visitors to relax and enjoy the scenery. The spa town is located at the gates of the Pyrenees, and it is not only prized for its vestiges of the past and interesting heritage, but it is also considered as one of the best places of entertainment and well-being in the department of Haute-Garonne, in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrenees. In addition to the services related to well-being, health and fitness, the town offers many fun activities, and one of the most important is the Casino in Barbazan.
After the success of the first casino on the premises, the casino was revamped in July 2002 to what it looks like today. The establishment offers many services in order to make all the visitors happy. Regarding the games, you can find 50 slot machines of all types, as well as a Blackjack table. The Casino in Barbazan also offers other services, such as a restaurant and bar, a nightclub, an exhibition hall, a conference room and other rooms, and a good entertainment program.
Casino in Barbazan : meet Lady Luck
The Partouche Casino in Barbazan offers two types of games: slot machines and traditional table games. The casino has a room for the slot machines where players can try their luck at different machines, and then there is also a room for players who prefer a more traditional games at a table and the thrills and excitement these games offer.
The slot machines
The Casino in Barbazan has a room with a selection of 50 slot machines. Fans of these mechanical one-armed bandits have the opportunity to try their luck at the machines to win money according to their bet size and the redistribution rates from the specific device. You can play three types of slot machines, including a total of 18 mechanical slot machines, 18 video slot machines and 14 video poker devices.
With regard to bet sizes, the Casino allows you to choose a slot machine according to the minimum denomination that start from €0.01 and can go up to €2. You can play at 12 video slot machines and 5 video poker games with minimum bets of €0.01, two mechanical slot machines and one video poker device from €0.02, seven mechanical slot machines from €0.20, six mechanical slot machines and three video poker games from €0.50, three mechanical slot machines and 4 video poker games for €1 and a video poker device with a minimum bet of €2. In addition, there are also 6 video slot machines that accept different denominations. In order to provide even more fun, and to make you enjoy your stay at the casino even more, the establishment also offers you many jackpots that you can win every day. These jackpots can be won on one or more machines, and the values are displayed on each device.
The slot machine room is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11.30 am to midnight, on Fridays from 11.30 am to 1 am, and Saturdays from 11.30 am to 2 am.
The traditional games
The Partouche Casino in Barbazan also allows you to enjoy the pleasures of the traditional table games in a dedicated room. The room has a warm and festive atmosphere and you can play Blackjack at one table. Blackjack is one of the most popular table games in France and other casinos of the world.
As Blackjack is one of the most popular casino games, it is one of the highlights at the Casino in Barbazan that offers you a table dedicated to this game. There is only one table with Blackjack available, but the Casino has succeeded in concentrating the thrilling atmosphere of this traditional game into the room. If you are a beginner with the game Blackjack, you can also attend the game and watch, and the dealers will also be happy to explain the game rules, and everything else you need to know when you play the game for the first time.
The minimum bet you need to make at the Blackjack table at the Casino is also suitable for beginners. The table allows for games with a minimum bet of €2, but thrill seekers can bet up to €100 in one round.
The Blackjack table is open every day throughout the year from Sunday to Thursday from 2 pm to 8 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 pm to 9 pm.
Casino in Barbazan : relaxation, drinking and gourmet dining
The Casino in Barbazan is also a first choice for gourmets and when you want to enjoy some moments of relaxation. The establishment has a restaurant where you can spend a good time while enjoying various delicacies made by the chef and his team, and a bar where you can enjoy a refreshment and relax between the games.
The restaurant at the Casino
The Casino in Barbazan invites you to enjoy fine dining in a fantastic atmosphere. The restaurant has a warm, friendly and nice design providing for a fantastic atmosphere. You can dine alone, with friends or family, or when you want to take a break from the games. The restaurant is also able to host and organise different types of events, such as group meals, birthday parties, dinners, banquets, product launches and many others.
Depending on your taste, the chef and his team offer various dishes and set menus that are constantly changing with the seasons.
You can order from the Casino Menu every evening, except Friday evenings and Saturday evenings, and you can find different set menus to choose from, one with a starter, a main course and a dessert for €14.50, another with a starter and a main course for €11 70, one with a main course and a dessert for €11.40, or just a main course for €8.90.
You can also choose from other set menus, such as the Pitchoun menu for children under 10 for €8, which includes a beef-mince steak or chicken nuggets and a small ice cream, the Louisiane menu for €25.90 where you can choose from a Tartine gourmande, a goat cheese salad with honey and figs, or a gratinée with onions as a starter, and cod with chorizo, a real steak with pepper sauce or Tartiflette as a main course, and a dessert of your choice from the menu, or you can select the Tito menu for €21 with the Pissaladière or a Savoyarde Baguette as starters, a duck leg with confit and chips or Filet of Saint-Pierre and Spanish rice as main courses and the dessert of the day.
The chef also offers you a normal menu that changes throughout the seasons. You can find four main categories, including starters that include Gascon Salad for €16.60, Tartine gourmande for €11.50, warm goat cheese salad with honey and figs for €9.90, onion gratinée for €8.50 and Italian Gambas for €15.60. The main courses include a steak with pepper sauce for €16.50, a grilled entrecote with butter for €19.80, duck brochettes for €19.50, a risotto with chicken and mushrooms for €10.50, Tartiflette for €14, mullet fillets barbet southern-style for €16.50 and cod with chorizo for €13.50. The desserts include profiteroles for €5, Pastis Gascon and ice cream for €6, Chocolate fondue for €4.50, Crepe Suzette for €4.50 and a gourmet coffee or tea for €6, the Colonel Cup for €5.50, the Amarena Cup for €5.50 and the Souvenir Cup for €5.50.
The restaurant of the Casino in Barbazan is closed on Sunday and Monday, but is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and from 8 pm to 9.30 pm.
The Bar at the Casino
When you take a break from the games, or just want to have a good time with your friends or family you can visit the bar at the casino, a cosy and friendly space next to the casino restaurant. The bar at the casino allows you to relax while enjoying your favourite drinks in a very nice atmosphere.
The bar offers an extensive wine list with wines from the biggest grape varieties of the great French wine regions, that can perfectly accompany your meal. Among your choices of white wines are Château Brondelle — AOP Graves de Bordeaux for €20 a 75 cl bottle and for €15.40 for a 50 cl bottle, the Domaine du Grand Veneur — AOP Côtes du Rhône from the Côtes-du-rhône for €16.70 or for €9.80, the Domaine de Miselle « Soleil d’Automne » — IGP Côtes de Gascogne form the south-east for €16.20 and the Domaine de la Tour des Pins — IGP Chardonnay Vin de Pays d’Oc from the Languedoc-Roussillon region for €9.20. You can also find red wines from Bordeaux for €10, Bourgogne for €23.80, Loire for €19.50, Côtes du Rhône for €10.30 and Languedoc-Roussillon for €17.80. You can also find rose wines on the list, among them are Domaine de la Rocalière — AOP Travel des Côtes du Rhône for €22.10 and for €13, the Château de Berne — AOP Côtes de Provence for €44, €19 and for €13.50 and the Moulin de la Roque – AOP Bandol for €22.20 and €12.60 from the Provence. The bar and the restaurant also offer wines from international vineyards, such as for example red Lambrusco for €6 and Bardolino for €5.60 from Italy.
The bar also offers you a selection of Champagnes Nicolas Feuillatte, and you can order a 10 cl glass of champagne for €5.60 or a 75 cl bottle of champagne for €39, a 75 cl bottle of Cuvée rosée for €53 or a 75 cl bottle of Palmes d'or vintage for €77.
In addition to these different wines and champagnes, the bar also offers a large selection of drinks with or without alcohol. You can order all kinds of drinks, such as aperitifs from €3 such as Ricard, Pastis 51, white or red Martini, Porto, Muscat and others; digestives from €5, such as Bailey's, Cognac and Calvados; beer on tap or bottled from €2.50; long drinks from €3, including whiskeys, gin, rum, vodka and Malibu; soft drinks, such as fruit juices, coke, lemonade and others from €3; mineral and sparkling water and hot drinks, such as coffee, tea or chocolate from €1.20.
The Casino Bar is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11.30 am to midnight, Friday from 11.30 am to 1 am, and Saturday from 11.30 am to 2 am.
Events at the Casino in Barbazan
The Casino in Barbazan also presents many events to make their visitors' stay even more exciting on the weekends and evenings. When you visit the casino you can attend gastronomic events, concerts, games and contests, exhibitions, and many others.
Gourmets can enjoy the many gastronomic events, such as the Couscous Meal, the New Wine Festival, the Choucroute evening, the Paella evening, the Grill evening, Moules-Frites evenings, the snacks offered In the slot machine room, and many others.
The casino is also one of the largest meeting places of music fans and other stage events in the department. Great stage actors, musicians and comedians have already appeared, such as the famous French singer Julie Piétri, the great comedian Bernard Mabille, the One Man Show of the famous comedian Julien Courbet, one of the greatest accordion players Jérôme Labat, the talented comedian Gerald Dahan, the comedian Anne Roumanoff, just to name a few.
The Casino in Barbazan also hosts various games and contests for those who like to try their luck. Among these games and contests are the Titos dice game where you can win €10 to €100, the Tito Basket game, and many more.
The establishment also has a space dedicated to different exhibitions, such as paintings, sculptures or photographs. The Casino also offers themed weekends where you can attend dinner shows with entertainment, such as concerts, pantomimes, magic shows, clown shows, and others.
The Casino also offers lectures on interesting subjects once or twice a month. Everyone eager for knowledge and culture can attend and participate free of charge.
The Casino in Barbazan : tailored events
The Casino in Barbazan is also the perfect place for your own private or professional events. The establishment is able to offer you a good range of services to guarantee the success of your events. The establishment offers a team of experienced professionals who can help you and will guide you in the organisation of your evenings and your receptions. In addition, the Casino has all the facilities and equipment essential for your events, including a new showroom. The room has a capacity of 80 people and can be modified according to your requirements.
Whatever type of event you are planning, the Casino can offer catering service with a menu that will exceed your expectations. The Casino can also provide the necessary equipment to ensure the smooth operation of your reception.
You can contact the Casino before the date of your event, and the team can guide you and advise you, not only with the preparation of your project, but also with making it come to life. You can ask for a free estimate by filling out the form available on the website of the establishment, or by sending an email to the reception desk of the Casino.
Accommodation, activities and sights in Barbazan
Accommodation close to the Casino in Barbazan
With regards to accommodation, the Casino in Barbazan is located close to a few hotels that you can choose according to your budget and your requirements. You can stay for example at the three-star hotel L'Aristou, the bed and breakfast Le Beau Site and many others.
Activities and sights in Barbazan
When you are not playing the games at the Casino in Barbazan, you can take advantage of the many attractions the town offers. You can find all kinds of activities related to nature and the sights of the region.
You can enjoy the advantages town, especially the hot springs, which can be one of the nicest activities. You can visit and explore the old thermal spa which has kept its authenticity until today. You can also visit a 4 ha large park where you can discover a refreshment bar with a fountain, as well as all the infrastructures kept intact of the old spa.
The town Barbazan also allows you to engage in many sporting activities relating to nature. Lake Barbazan is one of the most beautiful places in the city. The lake is of glacial origin and ideal for picnics, fishing trout, boat excursions, or hiking. In addition, fishing fans can have access to the Garonne, a favourite place of the fishermen.
If you are interested in the cultural aspects and the historical vestiges of the town, you can visit of the castle of Barbazan and the Church of Saint-Michel. You can also go on excursions to explore the patrimonies in the vicinity, including Valcabrère, Saint-Bernard-de-Comminges, Arreau, the Mont d'Astarac, and many others.
By car to exit 17 of the A64, direction Luchon-Lerida (Spain) and roundabout entrance of Bazert A645.
114 km from Toulouse, 310 km from Perpignan, 312 km from Bordeaux, 344 km from Montpellier, 509 km from Marseille, 642 km from Lyon, 651 km from Nantes and 789 km from Paris.
By train from the SNCF train station of Montrabe (127 km) and the train station of Toulouse-Matabiau (117 km) with TGV services. This is also connected to the station of Barcelona Sants with AVE-S-100F.
116 km from the airport of Toulouse-Blagnac, 72 km from the airport of Tarbes — Lourdes — Pyrénées and 112 km from the airport of Pau — Pyrénées.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 11.30 am to midnight, on Fridays from 11.30 am to 1 am, and Saturdays from 11.30 am to 2 am.
Blackjack table : every day throughout the year from Sunday to Thursday from 2 pm to 8 pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 2 pm to 9 pm.
The restaurant at the Casino : the restaurant of the Casino in Barbazan is closed on Sunday and Monday, but is open Tuesday to Saturday from 12 pm to 1.30 pm and from 8 pm to 9.30 pm.
The bar at the casino : Sunday to Thursday from 11.30 am to midnight, Friday from 11.30 am to 1 am, and Saturday from 11.30 am to 2 am.