It’s been a while since I’ve joined in one of these photo challenges.
Boules or pétanque is a game played in the smallest villages right through to the grandest cities in France. It’s a storied part of the culture and a standard of daily routines. Click on the links above for more details … and there are plenty!
Observing, pondering, commenting … it’s all part of the game!
Mastering the technique!
A game in the Place du Jeu de Boules, the famous pétanque pitch in Saint-Paul de Vence and apéros at the Café de la Place (below) are timeless traditions. The under-stated sculpture honours the game and those who play. You can organize a lesson there if you visit.
Have you played or watched a game? Do you call it bocce, boules, or pétanque? Here’s some Provençal history about the game.
It’s always so much fun to see the variety of participating entries in the photo challenge, click on this link and enjoy! I find it’s a great way to take a relaxing break from … whatever, and I hope you do too.
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