Sunday, 1 July 2012

Who's in for a game of pétanque?

Audrey and her students have recently had a game of pétanque in Queensquare. If you have never played, you might want to give it a try on your next holidays in France. It is played with metal balls (boules) and a smaller wooden one (le cochonnet). The aim is to get your balls as close to the cochonnet as possible.
Whether you decide to roll a boule as close to the cochonnet as possible (pointer) or you are trying to strike the opponent's boule out of the way (tirer) is up to you; you will find a lot of French people playing pétanque and drinking pastis (aniseed alcoholic drink) at the same time!

If you would like to give pétanque a try, why not join us on Saturday 1st  September in Queensquare at 4.30 pm? Spaces are limited so please let us know in advance if you would like to come!


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  2. Hi Audrey, would I be able to join your little party on 1 September?

    1. Yes, of course! It would great if you joined us. Just send an email to to confirm. Merci!

  3. Os this going to happen again as I would love to take part but cannot find anywhere in bristol