When it comes to the weekends, residents of the Rhône-Alpes region of France have an embarrassment of riches in terms of things to do. Lyon is a huge cultural centre with a population of several million and has plenty to offer its residents. If they're looking for fun and excitement then a trip to a casino is an obvious choice. Brick and mortar casinos are certainly not in short supply, with eighteen in the region.
La Tour-de-Salvagny in western Lyon hosts the most famous and luxurious of them: the Le Lyon Vert casino, owned by the Partouche Group. It is now the third largest casino in France in terms of turnover.
Casino Le Lyon Vert was founded in 1882 and is located in the park of Charbonnières. In a somewhat turbulent history, the casino has changed its name more than once, came close to bankruptcy shortly after it was founded, and has been at the centre of a fierce legal battle.
Despite this, the Lyon Vert is a place of beauty - its architecture reminiscent of 1930s - and it houses reception rooms worthy of the most luxurious casinos during the Belle Epoque.
Games and Services
Le Lyon Vert has the largest selection of games of any casino in France, with over 400 machines to choose from, including 224 slot machines and 176 video poker machines.
Then, on top of that, there are of course the traditional table games, including both European and American Roulette, 3 Blackjack tables, plus many more.
Foodies will certainly not be disappointed by the restaurants offered by the casino, and we recommend booking a table at La Cascade. If you really feel like splurging, try dinner at the Michelin-starred La Rotonde.
How to get there?
Casino Le Lyon Vert is located in the western suburbs of Lyon. For players coming from Paris or Marseilles, take the highway exit signposted "Pore du Valvert" and then follow signs to Tassin and Charbonnières Center.Casino Le Lyon Vert
200 avenue du Casino
69890 LA TOUR DE SALVAGNY
Tél : +33 (0)4 78 87 02 70