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!