Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Winter Pétanque is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

In Paris, pétanque knows no season. When I visited the pistes of the A.S.J.L. Pétanque Club at the Luxembourg Gardens a few days before Christmas, the weather was mild and the boules were lively.

These guys take their pétanque seriously, so much so that their terrain has all the trappings. If you look closely between the pistes, you'll see a rack to hang their coats while they play (and check out the boules lockers in the picture below). Sort of gives us some ideas for Royal Oak...


2 comments:

Jeppy said...

Wow - that storage unit looks impressive - especially when you consider that each drawer holds boules for a player - that's LOADS of petanque going on there...

Thanks for taking those photos!

Tom van Bodegraven said...

Fantastic!! Have placed intro (and link) to this post on our own Masterton Petanque Club Blog page. Thanks for taking the great shots.