4 chances to hit the jackpot while you're holidaying in Provence!
" Place your bets ! "
Of course, holidays are first and foremost about doing nothing, reading, walking, exploring, strolling and touring... But how about some playtime too?!
Las Vegas, Monaco and Atlantic City are simply overrated. On the other hand, Carry-le-Rouet, Cassis, La Ciotat and Aix-en-Provence all have lots of sightseeing attractions - plus casinos! A great opportunity to get your fill of beautiful scenery, heritage, fine wining & dining, beaches, festivities and, if Lady Luck is on your side, make some money too!
Whether you're an amateur roulette player, blackjack expert, slot machine fan, or simply curious and enjoy a spot of gambling, here are 4 Provencal towns with casinos.
Open-Air Casino in La Ciotat – play outside!
If you don't feel quite at ease going into a casino, the weather is still warm and you don't fancy shutting yourself indoors, you'll enjoy discovering this concept unique in Europe: an open-air Casino! 1,400 m2 of games and no less than 150 slot machines await you outside. And whether you opt for a chic cocktail served at the jacuzzi or snack from the food truck, the experience promises to be original!Discover
Casino Barrière in Cassis – for the setting
After a day in Cassis lounging on the beach, a boat trip to the "Calanques" fjords and dinner at a little restaurant on the port, head off to discover the casino's Greek-style frontage decorated with arabesques, plunge into a Baroque decor and step into the cosy and fizzing atmosphere of the gaming room. This bewitching venue has plenty to offer: splendid views for romantics, a poker room for pro players, and live concerts for music lovers.Discover
Casino Barrière in Carry-le-Rouet – for the sea view
If the outlandish atmosphere of Ocean's Eleven isn't your thing, you'll definitely want to place your bets on the authentic and friendly mood of the Casino Barrière in Carry-le-Rouet. The pretty frontage is lit but discreet and the atmosphere is simple.
This is a resolutely human-scale casino, but still benefits from cutting-edge machines, including new-generation slot machines, English Roulette and electronic Black Jack, plus a gaming area out on the terrace with stunning sea views... You're here to have fun, so enjoy!
Casino Pasino in Aix-en-Provence – France's 3rd-largest land-based casino
A world-famed town of art and culture, Aix-en-Provence is also home to a casino located just 5 minutes from the town centre. With an impressive 300 slot machines, table games, 5 restaurants, a theatre and convention room, the Casino Pasino is a gigantic hub of entertainment open to all. Don't miss the 4 slot machines with 3D effects and moving chairs that take you on a voyage to Ancient Egypt... This is also an ideal venue if you're planning a big wedding, christening or birthday party.Discover
Gaming rooms are open to non-barred adults (age 18 years and over) on presentation of proof of identity or the Players Plus card.
The "Sentier Provence, mines d'énergies" (Provence Energy Mine Trail) is a new GR® long-distance footpath crossing 14 towns in the Pays d’Aix and Pays d’Aubagne areas. The trail is divided into 3 itineraries (42 km, 45 km and 66 km) and also includes 13 local loops.
From the producer to the bag
What's the best thing to bring back from your holiday in Provence? And what souvenir from the South should we take if we're visiting friends or family elsewhere? We won't be offering you a classic little tour of the souvenir shops this time, so let's head off to meet the local producers and craftspeople instead!
To cater to this new generation of residents and tourists, we simply had to hunt down some on-point addresses: modern and offbeat, architectural and arty, never-before-seen and places to be seen.
Our pick of spas and wellness centres in Provence
we are giving you our top pick of addresses so you can enjoy some TLC everywhere you go in Provence!
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Get a new angle on Port-Saint-Louis !
We set the date with Gérard Jourdan, a honey producer based in Auriol, who can't wait to introduce us to his job and passion for bees...
Special itineraries and guides for touring the Bouches-du-Rhône by bike!
Time to eat outside
Picnics are a great way to escape from routine and spend some quality time with friends, family or your partner. Whether you opt for the seaside, a park or vineyard, they are an ode to simple pleasures and sharing.
Top tips from a celebrity from Arles
1 person, 1 town = advice and tips for getting to know the town like a local