Our history

1912

Deauville
Deauville

Deauville,

birthplace of the Group
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Eugène Cornuché, Director of the Trouville Casino, starts constructing a new temple to gambling in Deauville. He thinks of everything and also has a hotel built to accommodate visitors: Le Normandy. The opening of the casino in the summer of 1912 attracts 1,500 guests. It is an immediate success. Deauville is popular and inspiring, becoming a model resort.

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Eugène Cornuché, Director of the Trouville Casino, starts constructing a new temple to gambling in Deauville. He thinks of everything and also has a hotel built to accommodate visitors: Le Normandy. The opening of the casino in the summer of 1912 attracts 1,500 guests. It is an immediate success. Deauville is popular and inspiring, becoming a model resort.

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1926

resort à la française
resort à la française
L’invention du

resort à la française

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à la même époque, François André, ami et associé d’Eugène Cornuché participe à la création de La Baule sur le même modèle que sa consoeur de la Côte Fleurie : l’Hôtel L’Hermitage est inauguré en juillet 1926.

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à la même époque, François André, ami et associé d’Eugène Cornuché participe à la création de La Baule sur le même modèle que sa consoeur de la Côte Fleurie : l’Hôtel L’Hermitage est inauguré en juillet 1926.

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1927

François André

François André

the Group’s founder, takes over the Société des Hôtels et Casino de Deauville.
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He succeeds Eugène Cornuché at the head of the Société des Hôtels et Casino de Deauville (SHCD).

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He succeeds Eugène Cornuché at the head of the Société des Hôtels et Casino de Deauville (SHCD).

1927

L'Hôtel du Golf
L'Hôtel du Golf
Opening of

L'Hôtel du Golf

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François André creates luxury resorts for his clientele, where gambling competes with sport, entertainment and relaxation. He starts constructing the L'Hôtel du Golf in Deauville, followed by the adjacent golf club in 1929, with the architect Tom Simpson.

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François André creates luxury resorts for his clientele, where gambling competes with sport, entertainment and relaxation. He starts constructing the L'Hôtel du Golf in Deauville, followed by the adjacent golf club in 1929, with the architect Tom Simpson.

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1962

Lucien Barrière

Lucien Barrière

takes the helm at the Group
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Lucien Barrière, who joined the family business in 1951, succeeds his uncle François André. He modernises the Group, being careful to maintain tradition and preserve the prestigious seaside resorts bequeathed by his uncle.

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Lucien Barrière, who joined the family business in 1951, succeeds his uncle François André. He modernises the Group, being careful to maintain tradition and preserve the prestigious seaside resorts bequeathed by his uncle.

1975

American Film Festival
The first Deauville

American Film Festival

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Lucien Barrière welcomes leading high society figures to Deauville, including the legendary couple Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs. By contributing to the birth of the festival, he links the Group closely to the art of cinema.

American Film Festival
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Lucien Barrière welcomes leading high society figures to Deauville, including the legendary couple Brigitte Bardot and Gunther Sachs. By contributing to the birth of the festival, he links the Group closely to the art of cinema.

1980

Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière
Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière
Founding of the

Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière

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To bring together all the establishments he owns, Lucien Barrière founds the Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière (SHCLB), bringing together the hotels and the La Baule casino.

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To bring together all the establishments he owns, Lucien Barrière founds the Société Hôtelière de la Chaîne Lucien Barrière (SHCLB), bringing together the hotels and the La Baule casino.

1988

the first slot machines
Arrival of the

first slot machines

in France
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The first slot machines are installed in the Casino Barrière Deauville and Cannes among others. Lucien Barrière dies in September 1990 before he can experience the public's enthusiasm for these machines.

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The first slot machines are installed in the Casino Barrière Deauville and Cannes among others. Lucien Barrière dies in September 1990 before he can experience the public's enthusiasm for these machines.

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1990

Diane Barrière-Desseigne

Diane Barrière-Desseigne

succeeds her father
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After the death of Lucien Barrière, Diane initiates major renovation projects at the Groups legendary hotels and begins a long collaboration with the decorator Jacques Garcia. In doing so, she instils the family business with its inimitable “Barrière” style.
In 1995, she is seriously injured in a plane crash.

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After the death of Lucien Barrière, Diane initiates major renovation projects at the Groups legendary hotels and begins a long collaboration with the decorator Jacques Garcia. In doing so, she instils the family business with its inimitable “Barrière” style.
In 1995, she is seriously injured in a plane crash.

1997

Dominique Desseigne

Dominique Desseigne

continues the family’s work
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Dominique Desseigne, Diane Barrière's husband helps her run the companies.

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Dominique Desseigne, Diane Barrière's husband helps her run the companies.

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1998

Le Fouquet's brasserie
Le Fouquet's brasserie
Acquisition of

The Fouquet's brasserie

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Under the leadership of Diane and Dominique Desseigne, the SHCD acquires the legendary establishment on the Champs-Élysées.

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Under the leadership of Diane and Dominique Desseigne, the SHCD acquires the legendary establishment on the Champs-Élysées.

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1999

Barrière Foundation
Barrière Foundation
Creation of the

Barrière Foundation

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Historically associated with the world of arts and culture, the Group breaks new ground and expands its support for contemporary creativity “From writing... to the screen and stage”. Every year, the Foundation helps and promotes new talents in two major artistic disciplines: cinema and theatre.

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Historically associated with the world of arts and culture, the Group breaks new ground and expands its support for contemporary creativity “From writing... to the screen and stage”. Every year, the Foundation helps and promotes new talent in two major artistic disciplines: cinema and theatre.

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2001

Dominique Desseigne

Dominique Desseigne

brings a new
dimension to Barrière
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After the death of his wife in 2001, he focuses on the Groups innovation over the long-term, by diversifying and anticipating new trends, as well as making their first development on an international scale.

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After the death of his wife in 2001, he focuses on the Groups innovation over the long-term, by diversifying and anticipating new trends, as well as making their first development on an international scale.

2003

first international
Opening of the

first international

casino
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Opening of the first casino outside of France, in Montreux in Switzerland. In 2008, it becomes the leading Swiss casino in terms of gross gambling revenue.

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Opening of the first casino outside of France, in Montreux in Switzerland. In 2008, it becomes the leading Swiss casino in terms of gross gambling revenue.

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2006

Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris
Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris
Opening of

Le Fouquet's Paris

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Dominique Desseigne realises his wife’s dream by opening a hotel on the Champs-Élysées.

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Dominique Desseigne realises his wife’s dream by opening a hotel on the Champs-Élysées.

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2007

Casino Barrière Toulouse
Casino Barrière Toulouse
Creation of the

Casino Barrière Toulouse

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This “latest generation” casino offers a multi-leisure complex with gambling, several dining areas, including a Fouquet’s, and a 1,200-seat theatre.

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This “latest generation” casino offers a multi-leisure complex with gambling, several dining areas, including a Fouquet’s, and a 1,200-seat theatre.

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2009

1st international hotel
1st international hotel
Opening of the

1st international hotel

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The Group begins exporting its French art of living by opening the Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura Marrakech, a hotel with 85 rooms and 17 ryads. The leading hotel in Marrakech, its ryads belong to private owners who entrust their rental management to the hotel.

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The Group begins exporting its French art of living by opening the Hôtel & Ryads Barrière Le Naoura Marrakech, a hotel with 85 rooms and 17 ryads. The leading hotel in Marrakech, its ryads belong to private owners who entrust their rental management to the hotel.

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2010

lille
lille
A new property in Lille

lille

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The first resort in France to combine a casino, restaurants, a 5-star hotel, a wellness centre, meeting rooms and a 1,200-seat theatre on a single site.

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The first resort in France to combine a casino, restaurants, a 5-star hotel, a wellness centre, meeting rooms and a 1,200-seat theatre on a single site.

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2012

Resort Barrière Ribeauvillé
Resort Barrière Ribeauvillé
The Group celebrates its 100th anniversary and opens the

Resort Barrière Ribeauvillé

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A resort within an Alsatian vineyard, Ribeauvillé combines a casino, a 4-star hotel, a spa and a 3,600m² balneotherapy centre. The entire resort meets the criteria of the French “High Environmental Quality” (HQE) and “High Energy Performance” (HPE) certifications.

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A resort within an Alsatian vineyard, Ribeauvillé combines a casino, a 4-star hotel, a spa and a 3,600m² balneotherapy centre. The entire resort meets the criteria of the French “High Environmental Quality” (HQE) and “High Energy Performance” (HPE) certifications.

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2015

“Lucien Barrière Hôtels
et Casinos” becomes

“Barrière”

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This change of identity allows the Groups to strengthen synergies between the various parts of their businesses to position themself as a global player on the Leisure and Entertainment stage. Two labels complete this evolution: the “Tables Barrière” and the “Diane Barrière” lifestyle label.

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This change of identity allows the Groups to strengthen synergies between the various parts of their businesses to position themself as a global player on the Leisure and Entertainment stage. Two labels complete this evolution: the “Tables Barrière” and the “Diane Barrière” lifestyle label.

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2015

Pierre Gagnaire
Fouquet’s partnership with

Pierre Gagnaire

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The famous Champs-Élysées brasserie joins forces with the world’s greatest Chef to bring a fresh twist to its menu. His gourmet brasserie cuisine is available in the Barrière various Le Fouquet’s restaurants.

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The famous Champs-Élysées brasserie joins forces with the world’s greatest Chef to bring a fresh twist to its menu. His gourmet brasserie cuisine is available in the Barrière various Le Fouquet’s restaurants.

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2016

Moma Group
Moma Group
Investment in the

Moma Group

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Groupe Lucien Barrière takes a 48.59% stake in the Moma Group, forming the leading French company for integrated events.

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Groupe Lucien Barrière takes a 48.59% stake in the Moma Group, forming the leading French company for integrated events.

2016

Le Westminster
Le Westminster
A new resort in Le Touquet
with the acquisition of

Le Westminster

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Barrière acquires Le Westminster in Le Touquet, bringing it back under its umbrella. With a casino already established, Barrière is now able to offer a new resort as well.

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Barrière acquires Le Westminster in Le Touquet, bringing it back under its umbrella. With a casino already established, Barrière is now able to offer a new resort as well.

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2016

Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel
Hôtel Barrière Les Neiges Courchevel
Opening of the

Hôtel Barrière
Les Neiges Courchevel

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Barrière is still growing, notably with the opening of a first luxury hotel in the mountains, featuring a 1,000m² spa, a ski room and two restaurants in the popular resort of Courchevel.

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Barrière is still growing, notably with the opening of a first luxury hotel in the mountains, featuring a 1,000m² spa, a ski room and two restaurants in the popular resort of Courchevel.

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2017

Casino Barrière Abidjan
Opening of

two new casinos internationally

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Barrière is pursuing its international strategy with the upcoming opening of two new casinos, one in Abidjan and the other in Cairo.

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Barrière is pursuing its international strategy with the upcoming opening of two new casinos, one in Abidjan and the other in Cairo.

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