Review written by Sophie Couard, on October 12, 2016.
The town Vittel is well-known for its natural calcium mineral water bearing the same name. You are invited to discover everything the town has to offer, and in addition to numerous religious and cultural objects, such as the Saint-Rémy church, the Saint-Eloi chapel, the Jardins de la Terre, the Vigie de l’eau or the Palais des Congrès, it has a thermal spa with thermal baths and springs, a large gallery and the Palmarium, a thermal park with chalets and pavilions, sports facilities, a hotel complex, the Vittel train station and a Casino.
The Casino in Vittel is one of the five casinos in the Vosges department in the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region. It was created within the park itself in 1882 and has been extensively refurbished in 2009. The complex offers many services ranging from games, such as slot machines and traditional table games, including Blackjack, to various entertainment events and dining services.
Casino in Vittel : the games you like
The Casino in Vittel is one of the main meeting places for fans of gambling in and around the Vosges department. The establishment features a 75-device large slot machine selection with different types of games with and without progressive jackpot machines and a games room with 2 Blackjack tables and 6 spaces at an electronic Roulette.
The slot machines
Despite the size of the slot machine selection, the Casino in Vittel is able to satisfy players with different tastes in slot machines. Despite the relatively small number of machines, which is currently 75 machines, the games room is equipped with all types of machines. For this reason, you can find original games and over twenty machines with mechanical reels. Those who prefer games using latest technology can play at around 50 video slot machines with digital screens. There are also over a dozen video poker machines for fans of this poker variant.
In terms of denomination, the slot machines at the Casino allow you to choose a game according to your budget and at the same time allows you to manage the time you play. There are 9 machines for €0.01, 25 machines for €0.02, 1 machine for €0.20, 8 machines for €0.50, 5 machines for €1 and 27 machines that accept multi-denominations, including 4 games with video poker.
The Casino in Vittel also gives the players the chance to win large amounts of money by offering various large progressive jackpots that can be won at many of the slot machines. You can for example play the €1 slot machines Tower of Power Sevens, Black & White Double Jackpot or Silver & Gold and try your luck.
The slot machine room is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Friday from 10 am to 3 am, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 am.
The table games
The independent Casino in Vittel also offers something for fans of traditional table games. The establishment offers two tables with Blackjack, one of the most popular games in the world and an electronic version of English Roulette.
If you are passionate about traditional table games or simply card games, you will certainly be entertained at the Casino in Vittel. The Casino offers Blackjack, which is one of the most popular games in the gambling establishments around the world.
The Salle des Grands Jeux has two Blackjack tables. The game derived from the former game 21 and consists of getting a better hand than that of the dealer at the table. In addition to the festive atmosphere in the room, the fact that you are not directly playing against other players is another factor that make this game so popular and thrilling.
Regarding the bets, both tables can accommodate both beginners and more experienced players. The required minimum bet is €2 and the maximum bet per hand is €100. Beginners can also learn the game by asking the dealers in the room.
The two Blackjack tables at the Casino are open from Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, Fridays from 9 pm to 3 am and Saturdays from 9 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English Roulette
English Roulette is another game offered at Casino in Vittel.
This type of game is classified as pure gambling and offers you a unique thrill by mixing traditional Roulette with modern technology. You can play at a touch screen that allows you to both bet and monitor the progress of the games. This version of Roulette works fully automatic without any need for a croupier, and you can place bets on the screen in front of you.
The rules of the game are practically the same as those applied to classic roulette, and you can play at the table regardless of your experience with the game.
The Casino offers 6 electronic English Roulette spaces. You can enjoy the fun of this game at the Casino from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Fridays from 10 am to 3 am, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
The restaurant and the bar at the Casino Vittel
The Casino in Vittel also allows you to enjoy culinary delights of the region and to have a good time while enjoying your favourite drinks. The restaurant and bar of the Casino are open for breaks between the games and for meals, whether alone, with your partner, family or your friends.
The restaurant Le Privilège
The restaurant of the Casino allows you to enjoy a modern and recently refurbished environment that stands in a nice contrast with the history of the establishment. In addition to the contemporary interior design you can enjoy the covered terrace at the entrance of the spa park, especially during the hot summer days.
The chef and his team prepare dishes mostly inspired by local and regional gastronomy. Fans of local cuisine can enjoy fantastic dishes made from fresh local and seasonal produce.
When you visit the "Le Privilège" you can enjoy a large selection of dishes. The chef and his team offer a variety of set menus and a varied a la carte menu. Among the set menus available are the Dish of the day for €8.80, the menu for €38 that gives you a choice of starters, such as homemade Foie gras or Gravelax of Salmon with dill, a choice of main courses, including a Petite potée of Halibut and a white butter sauce or duck breast, a white cheese with herbs, and a choice of desserts à la carte, the menu Affaire for €12.80, which is available at lunchtime except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and offers a choice of a starter and main course of the day, or the dish of the day and a dessert, and there is also the Children's menu for €8.
If you prefer to pick a dish from the menu you can also take a look at the extensive menu of the restaurant. The menu is classified into four main categories, these are: The chef's specialties that include a trio of raw vegetables with carrots, celery, parmesan and asparagus for €7, Serrano ham and melon for €10, aiguillettes of duck salad with Périgourdine walnut oil for €13 and Salmon Gravelax with dill for €11. The category "Nos cuisinés de la mer" is the sea food section with Petite potée of Halibut and a white butter sauce for €14 and a pink Trout fillet with almonds for €15. The category "Nos cuisinés du boucher" is the meat section of the menu and offers Souris of lamb confit with thyme for €20, a rump steak with sauce béarnaise for €16, beef tartar for €15, duck breast for €16 and the Hamburger "Le Privilege" for €13. The "Les Gourmandises" section includes the desserts, such as a Gourmand Café for €7, the Meringue glacée flavor of the Vosges for €7, a Crème brulée with caramel and salted butter for €6 and the Thousand leaf crunchy chocolate and orange for €6.
To accompany your meal, the establishment also offers various choices of wines. You can order by the glass with 12 cl from €3 or by bottle of 37,5 cl or 75 cl. You can enjoy wines from all over France from the great wine regions. You can find white wines Alsace, such as Riesling Domaine Rentz for €14 and €22 or Pinot Gris Domaine Rentz for €15 and €23, Bordeaux wines, such as Chablis du Domaine du Colombier for €18 and €32 and other Bordeaux wines, such as Bordeaux from Château Gravelines for €12 and €15. You can also order rosé wines, such as Gris de Gris du Domaine du Trésor – Vin de pays d’OC - a wine from the Languedoc-Roussillon region for €13 for a 75 cl bottle and Soleil d'enfer - Coteaux d'Aix de Pigoudet Provence for €11 and €17. Regarding red wines you can choose between Pinot Noir du Domaine Rentz en Alsace for €16 for a 37.5 cl bottle, AOP Coteaux bourguignons du Domaine de Sandar en Bourgogne for €21 for a 75 cl bottle, Carrat ABC Bordeaux du Château Gravelines for €10 and €15, La Grivelière ACRC du Domaine Brotte dans les Côtes du Rhône for €10 and €14 and ACC Chinon du Domaine Raffault dans la Loire for €10 and €23. You can also order Champagne AOC Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut for €45 for a 75 cl bottle.
The restaurant Le Privilège welcomes you every day from 12 pm to 1.30 pm for lunch, and from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm.
The Bar at the Casino
The Casino in Vittel also offers a space where you can refresh and relax with your partner, family or friends. You can find a menu with all types of drinks with or without alcohol. You can order aperitifs starting from €3, such as white wine Kir, Pastis - Ricard, red Martini or Bourbon Four Roses, liquor from €5, such as Gin, White Rum, Vodka and Ballantine's Whiskey, draught and bottled beers from €2.70, digestives from €4.50, such as Bailey's, Cointreau, Cognac, Tequila or Irish Coffee, fruit juices and sodas from €1.20, mineral water from €2 and all types of hot drinks from €1.30.
Even though the bar is a part of the restaurant Le Privilège it is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Events at the Casino in Vittel
The Casino in Vittel also offers a variety of events and entertainment. You can attend or participate in games and contests, concerts and gastronomic events, and many other events.
Among the games and contests are the LOTO, scratch cards Ticket Gagnant and a Wheel of Fortune.
The culinary events are also organised to spoil the gourmets. You can enjoy aperitifs in the breakfast room, the Croissants Café at 10 am, the Galette des Rois day, the Italian cuisine day, the Moules Frites day, the Raclette evening at Le Privilège restaurant, and many others.
The surroundings of the Casino in Vittel
If you come to Vittel for holidays, business trips or any other stay, the town offers you a whole array of services to keep you entertained.
Around the Casino you can find many hotels that can meet your requirements and budget. The Mercure hotel has rooms from €90, the Hotel Club Cosmos starts from €96, the Hotel d'Angleterre - Les Bons Vivants starts from €73 and the hotel l'Orée du Bois starts from €86 per night.
The city is also an excellent destination regarding fun activities and well-being. You can indulge in hydrotherapy at the Vittel Spa, the Vittel Thermal Gallery, Thermoludic Space of Contrexéville and Galerie-promenoir de Contrexéville. You can also discover the heritage of the town at the Museum of Heritage and Thermalism, the Casino-Théâtre de Contrexéville, the Saint-Louis Chapel of Vittel, and many more. If you are passionate about nature you also have the chance to stroll through the 700 hectares of thermal parks of the town in the Plain Plaine de Jardins de Vittel, or you can walk along the 100 km of footpaths around the lakes of the Folie, the surrounding villages and the Parc de Vittel.
Casino access from the highway D914, exit 10.
From Paris via the motorway A5 (E54) to Troyes, junction A31 (E21) to Nancy exit Bulgnéville; from the south of France via the A6 (E15) to Beaune, junction A31 (E21) to Nancy exit Bulgnéville; from the north of France and from Belgium via the motorway A26 (E17), junction A5 (E54) to Troyes, junction A31 (E21) to Nancy exit Bulgnéville; from Luxembourg via the motorway A31 (E21) exit Bulgnéville.
138 km from Besançon, 223 km from Strasbourg, 139 km from Metz, 152 km from Dijon, 342 km from Lyon and 351 km from Paris.
Semi-direct train connections from Vittel - Dijon and Vittel - Nancy via the SNCF train station of Vittel which is located 3 minutes walk from the Casino.
30 min from the airport of Epinal – Mirecourt, 1h 15 min from the airport of Metz – Nancy - Lorraine, 2h 15 min from the airport of Strasbourg, 2h from the airport of Luxembourg and 2h 30 min from the airport of Bâle - Mulhouse.
Slot machines : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Friday from 10 am to 3 am, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 am.
Blackjack tables : Sunday to Thursday from 8 pm to 2 am, Fridays from 9 pm to 3 am and Saturdays from 9 pm to 4 am.
Electronic English roulette terminals : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, Fridays from 10 am to 3 am, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.
Restaurant « Le Privilège » : every day from 12 pm to 1.30 pm for lunch, and from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm.
The casino bar : Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 2 am, and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 am.