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The Casino de Deauville, rue Edmond Blanc (www.lucienbarriere.com; [tel] 02-31-14-31-14), has been one of France’s foremost casinos since it opened in 1912. Over the years, the original Belle Epoque has expanded to include a theater, Le Brummel nightclub, three restaurants, two bars, and a huge collection of slot machines (machines à sous). The casino distinguishes areas for slot machines from more formal zones containing such games as roulette, baccarat, blackjack, and poker. The slots are open daily 10am to 2am (to 3am Fri and 4am Sat) and have no dress code. The areas containing les jeux de table (table games) are open Monday to Thursday 4pm to 2am (to 3am Fri and 4am Sat) and Sunday 2:30pm to 2am. Entrance is free, and you must present a passport or ID to gain admission.

Clubbers head for Le Chic, 14 rue Désiré-le-Hoc (www.lechicdeauville.fr; [tel] 02-31-88-30-91), a favorite with French actors and off-duty jockeys. Polo players frequent the perennially popular Brok Café, 14 av. du Général-de-Gaulle ([tel] 02-31-81-30-81)—if you’re keen to join them, make sure you hit this Cuban-style venue before midnight.

 

Les Planches, Domain du Bois Lauret, Blonville (www.lesplanches.com; [tel] 02-31-87-58-09), 4km (3 miles) from Deauville, attracts gilded young Parisians with its world-class DJs, large dance floor, and even a swimming pool next to the indoor/outdoor bar. It’s open from 11pm until dawn every Saturday night except in January and February, and daily in July and August.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.