What is petanque?

Answer Petanque, also known as Boules, is a popular French game people play. According to the Discover France website, it is a sport that is close to French hearts and is quite similar to British lawn bow... Read More »

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What is a petanque court?

Petanque is an international ball game. Unlike other games, such as baseball, football or tennis, petanque doesn't have a formal court with foul lines or boundaries. Still, there are rules to maint... Read More »

What is the size of a petanque court?

The minimum size for a petanque court is 4 meters wide and 12 meters long, or 12 by 39 feet. The court surface can consist of concrete, asphalt or tiles. Similar to bocce, petanque first developed ... Read More »

Who invented petanque?

Jules LeNoir, a French boule lyonnaise player suffering from rheumatism, invented the present form of pétanque. In 1907 in the town of La Ciotat close to Marseilles, he began to play boule by usin... Read More »

How to Play Petanque?

Pétanque is the French equivalent of the sport of Bocci except the balls are made of metal, and about the size of an orange; the playing surface is like a baseball infield (dirt, gravel, hard-pack... Read More »