The Casino of Dinard!

I have long gone from casinos but once in a while I go into one for the meals, or the show and many times for the view. In famous Dinard, there is a nice one from the Barriére group. I remember in AC NJ where i was almost every weekend! Those were the days of youth and big spender. I tried to be away from them, but curiosity and architecture always brings me back to them even in France or SpainI stopped by the Casino Barriére of Dinard and would like to tall you a bit about it.  Hope you enjoy the post as I.

The Casino Barrière Dinard offers 5 reception rooms for the family and professional events. 4 of these rooms have a breathtaking view of  plage de l’Ecluse beach. A hall of 139 slot machines and traditional games is open all year, and many shows and events are organized. The restaurant l’Appel du Large open to individuals and groups, welcomes you all year round facing the sea.


The Casino Barriére Dinard is located on the plage de l’Ecluse,(beach) with rectangular massive plan. The Art Déco facade on rue du President Wilson has a pedimented central entrance. Lateral lower wings , crowned with a balustrade. Glazed arcades are used as shop windows. The facade facing the sea is done in raw concrete, punctuated by a structure with vertical poles. It is the largest casino in Brittany with 1800 m2.


A bit of history I like

The first known casino project is dated 1865. This project, was not executed. The first casino of 1866 was made of wood; it is very likely that it is nevertheless paved the way to build a more certain way the second establishment in 1877. This new casino of greater dimensions was raised on two levels. The ground floor housed a party room, a theater arranged and decorated and large living rooms; in the basement level floor with the terrace were arranged hot baths of sea water and fresh water with bath cabins as well as laundry, kitchens and stables. In 1884, an authorization was granted to build a retaining wall for the central part on which a rotunda was raised. Major works were reported in 1906 with the demolition beginning with the theater. The new building, the High-Life Casino, with a massive plan, was covered by a skylight, still in place. Work continues in 1911 on the side wings. The facade on the sea is rebuilt again in 1966: the casino then becomes the Palais d’Emeraude or Emerald Palace.

The official Casino Barriére of Dinard:

The city of Dinard on the Casino

The Dinard-Emerald Coast tourist office on the Dinard Casino

There you go folks, a good idea for lunch with the family or a night out with grown ups in addition to wonderful architecture and views over the large beach. The town of Dinard is worth the detour and the Barriére Casino on the beach with a great resto view of the sea is tops. Enjoy it!

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all!!!

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