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
Remember the petanqueamerica open this coming week! An assortment of petanque- celebrities and a lot of teams from all over the world are coming. So why don't you join the party too?
Unfortunately we had a "bug" in the clubs database that made new entries impossible. This has been fixed now, so if you have tried to register your club previously but it did not work, this is the time to try again.
Thailand defeated France 13-7 at the women’s Petanque World Championship on Monday in Mendi, France. This is their sixth world title.
The petanque club "La Boule Cadienne de Lafayette" put on a gamefor new french-teachers, to make them feel at home.
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