A Word of Welcome

Customer-focused, luxurious, modern, welcoming.... Discover the family expertise of the Barrière group.

Founded in 1912 by François André, the Barrière group has been the epitome of French art de vivre for over a century, across three generations of passionate entrepreneurs.

A pioneering family business, Barrière was the forerunner of the resort concept at the start of the 20th century (a veritable leisure complex featuring hotels, casinos, theatres, restaurants, tennis courts, golf courses etc…), and has since become a benchmark in luxury hospitality and market leader in French and Swiss casinos.

Comprising 32 casinos, 19 luxury hotels in unique destinations throughout the world, as well as more than 150 bars and restaurants, including the famous Fouquet’s on the Champs-Elysées, the group is now established on four continents. Fouquet’s, the iconic French brand, which was launched in 1899, can now be found in New York, at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, and in Dubai. Barrière contributes to local cultural life, putting on around 3,500 shows and events every year in its various establishments.

It is our duty to ensure the group’s growth and development, whilst remaining loyal to the values passed down to us from our mother, Diane Barrière. We are the fourth generation of the Barrière family, and we are delighted to be able to count on the 7,000 men and women who have committed to helping us achieve that every day. Whilst our customers are our responsibility, our colleagues are too. We must never forget that they are the skilled artisans of this family venture started by our ancestors more than a century ago. It is important that they feel a sense of pride working for a group which bears our mother’s name.

Our aim is to ensure you enjoy unforgettable experiences, which is something we take very seriously. To quote French philosopher Blaise Pascal, “without diversion there is no joy; with diversion there is no sadness.”

To our dear colleagues and customers, you can count on us now, and in the future.

Joy Desseigne-Barrière and Alexandre Barrière

Co-chairs of Barrière group

About Barrière

At the end of its financial year on 31st October 2022, Barrière comprised almost 7,000 employees, with a turnover of 1.29 billion euros. 

The Barrière brand comprises two different groups: Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).

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