As an outstanding popular game, the game of boules had his hour of glory at the beginning of the 20th century, at the same time as the photographic postcard. Through these amazing and particularly live snapshots, Yves Moreau proposes to depict the history of the game of boules.
A history of great exploits and small delights. A history made by a few champions and a lot of anonymous players. The book 'Les jeux de boules à travers la carte postale ancienne' (The game of boules by means of old postcards) presents almost 200 old postcards.
The book is divided into four parts: 'The game of boule lyonnaise', 'The boule players and Fanny', 'The boule venues' and 'Boule playing France'. By means of anecdotes and historical facts, Yves Moreau plunges us into the heart of a passion that has crossed all boundaries.
The book is available online as well
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
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